Research Assistant Positions at McLean Hospital

The Stress Anxiety and Substance Use Lab (PI: R. Kathryn McHugh, PhD) at McLean Hospital is hiring clinical research assistants to provide support for NIH-funded trials on pain, stress, and opioid use disorder. Positions will be based at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, in Belmont, MA.

Seeking a highly motivated college graduate with prior research experience for a full-time clinical research assistant position. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to several NIH-funded research projects and to work as part of the multi-disciplinary team in the Division of Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction at McLean Hospital. Specific responsibilities include: participant recruitment, follow-up, and assessment; collection and processing of biological specimens (blood, saliva); maintaining and updating data generated by the study; performing literature searches; conducting statistical analysis; contributing to the writing of manuscripts; and administrative tasks. Publication and presentation opportunities will be available. This position offers an excellent opportunity for graduating seniors looking for clinical research experience before applying to graduate school in psychology, the social sciences, or medical school.

Start date May/June 2020.

Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to Dr. McHugh at

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