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Mission

The speed of technology in neuroscience as it impacts ethical and just decisions in the legal system needs to be understood by lawyers, judges, public policy makers, and the general public. The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior is an academic and professional resource for the education, research, and understanding of neuroscience and the law. Read more

CLOSED – We are NO LONGER accepting applications for student Research Assistants for the summer 2020 term. Check back again in Fall 2020 for potential openings for the 2020-21 academic year.

As the intersection of law and neuroscience rapidly evolves, the Harvard MGH Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior seeks to hire full time, paid Research Associates and Undergraduate Research Assistants for the summer 2020 academic term (June-August 2020). Research Associates and Research Assistants will play an integral role in exciting Center initiatives concerning the developing brain, the aging brain, and many additional topics. Research Associates may be hired at the post-bac, graduate, or post-doc levels. Current undergraduates are eligible for the Research Assistant positions. Compensation will be based on experience, and start/end dates are flexible. Research Associates and Research Assistants will report to Dr. Shen; will work with CLBB co-directors Dr. Judith Edersheim and Dr. Bruce Price, as well as with CLBB affiliated faculty in both law and neuroscience; and will support research in the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, a joint program with the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Summer RAs must be available for at least 10 weeks of the summer to be eligible.

To apply, please complete the form below.

All inquiries should be sent to mghclbb@gmail.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to submit their applications online as soon as possible.

Further details: The CLBB aims to accelerate system-wide norm changes in the legal system through the integration of applied neuroscience knowledge. The CLBB is entering into an exciting phase of expansion, and the Research Associates and Research Assistants will be expected to contribute to the Center’s mission by supporting the Center Directors in all Center-related matters, both substantive and administrative. Duties vary considerably, but illustrative examples of possible tasks include assisting in: scientific and legal literature reviews; drafting of legal and scientific briefs; grant writing; conference and meeting coordination; web content updating; and other duties as assigned. Successful applicants will have experience/training in law, neuroscience (or both); excellent time management skills; focused; ability to work independently; and strong communication, research and writing skills. Although not required, skill and experience in statistical analysis, grant writing, research design, web site content management, graphic arts, video production, and the like are a bonus and should be mentioned in your application.