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Research Coordinator

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
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Interested in working with video games, children, and health behavioral research? The Health Technology Lab ( at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, is looking to hire a full-time research coordinator for a recently funded 5-year project by the National Institutes of Health. This project will use active video games to encourage children’s physical activity behaviors.

The Health Technology Lab provides an intellectually vibrant scientific environment for researchers and scientists who study the persuasive mechanism of media and communication technologies and their health behavioral and psychological applications.

You will gain valuable experience interacting with children, exploring interactive media production, learning new interpersonal skills, and coordinate interdisciplinary behavioral research.


• Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in a related field
• Proficiency in Spanish (preferred)
• One year of relevant experience in addition to any educational requirements
• Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
• Detail-oriented
• Comfort with working with Microsoft Office and video game consoles
• Be able to work well both independently on a self-directed basis and in a team environment
• Interest in health communication, behavioral research with children, community health, or child obesity
• Prior research or project coordination experience preferred

Minority applicants are encouraged. This is a long-term, multi-year contractual position. Initial appointments are for one year after a three-month probationary period, with the possibility for renewal, contingent on performance.

Salary and benefits are competitive.

Applicants should send: 1) a letter of application addressing the selection criteria and indicating how their background and expertise fit with the specific needs of the lab; 2) a curriculum vitae or resume; 3) the names and contact information of 3-5 references. All applications are online.


Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Amy Lu, assistant professor of Communication Studies and Health Sciences, at Initial review of applications begins immediately though the position will remain open until the right candidate is identified.