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Research Coordinator Position - MGH/Harvard Medical School - position starts summer 2020

News Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 11:45

The Recovery Research Institute (RRI) within the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Psychiatry is seeking to recruit a full time Research Coordinator II (RC). The RC will help coordinate multiple studies, which focus on the use of positive psychology to support smoking cessation in different populations.  Mobile technologies will be used in all studies (e.g., text-messaging, smartphone app), and thus familiarity with and interest in mobile technologies for health behavior change is preferred.  The RC will be responsible for a variety of study tasks, including participant management (e.g., recruitment, enrollment, and follow-ups), correspondence with the Institutional Review Board (IRB), study data management, and assistance with grant administration and submissions.  The ideal applicant demonstrates initiative, flexibility, and an independent work ethic.  This individual will be joining an established team of faculty and staff, including other research coordinators.  Good communication skills and an affinity for teamwork are critical.  RRI Associate Director of Research, Dr. Bettina Hoeppner, will supervise and support all RC activities.

How to Apply: 

Please complete the online application (

and be sure to include BOTH a cover letter AND your curriculum vitae including your grade point average, all saved as one document. In your cover letter, please speak to the following four points:

1)     Why you are interested in this particular RC position, which focuses on positive psychology, smoking cessation and mobile technologies

2)     Skills or previous research experience you have that would make you an asset to these studies

3)     What you hope to gain from your experience as an RC

4)     Your plans for further education (if any) after your RC position and/or your career goals

Please note the following dates:

  • Review process will begin February 1, 2020
  • Position will start August 1, 2020

Please contact Dr. Bettina Hoeppner for more information (

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