Join us as a Graduate Student
Graduate students join our laboratory via Harvard's Graduate Program in Psychology. Harvard now has a Clinical Psychology Program and we encourage people interested in a career as a clinical scientist to apply to this program. You can find out more information about our program on the Department of Psychology Website. Graduate students in our lab often participate in our ongoing research projects and are encouraged to develop and implement their own independent research projects within our laboratory. If you have specific questions about applying to Harvard's Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology and are interested in the work in our laboratory, please contact Dr. Matthew Nock.
Join us as a Research Assistant
We do have an opening for a paid position available at this time. APPLY HERE
The Nock Laboratory, in the Department of Psychology, at Harvard University is seeking a Research Assistant (RA) to coordinate and administer studies aimed at understanding and preventing suicidal behavior among adolescents and adults presenting to the emergency room or the psychiatric inpatient unit. The RA’s responsibilities include participation in all phases of the research process, including: conducting literature reviews; IRB preparation; recruiting and running clinical participants; and data collection, entry, and management. The RA will be responsible for recruitment and follow-up of research participants in several studies, as well as supervision of undergraduate and volunteer RAs.
Volunteer Research Assistant Opportunities
Additionally, we sometimes have Research Assistant opportunities available for those with an interest in clinical research who are able to volunteer at least eight hours per week for a period of at least four months. RA positions involve working closely with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and other RAs) to assist with subject recruitment; helping to run the actual laboratory studies; coding, entering, and analyzing data; summarizing the current literature; proofreading and editing; and organizing/digitizing files.
All Volunteer Research Assistant applicants are required to submit an online APPLICATION.
Join us as an Undergraduate in Psych 2461r
This course is designed to give undergraduate students hands-on experience conducting research in clinical psychology. Through attending weekly lab meetings and working on one of several research teams, students learn how research ideas are generated and specific hypotheses formed, research studies are designed to test these hypotheses, various research methods are used depending on the question addressed, data are collected and analyzed, and results are presented at meetings and in scientific publications. This course is expected to be especially useful for students planning on pursuing a career in clinical psychology and research, but the skills such as critical thinking, research design, statistical analyses, and science writing will be useful more generally.
All students interested in Psych 2461r are required to submit an online APPLICATION to obtain permission before enrolling in the course.