Summer Job Open Positions


Summer Research Assistant

The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University is a research initiative focused on improving the health and well-being of former professional football players. We are developing new strategies for diagnosing, preventing, and treating injuries and illnesses that continue to impact the health and careers of former players. The study strives to meet its aims by collecting data directly from players, by supporting innovative research through pilot awards, and by investigating ethical considerations of players' conditions.

Position Type: Part to Full time

Job Duration: Summer (mid-May through mid-August)

Location of Job: Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Summer Research Assistants will support this research study by:

  • processing incoming study data through data entry and coding
  • providing assistance in recruitment and retention efforts
  • conducting literature searches, compiling and summarizing information gathered
  • providing clinical research planning and execution support
  • assisting in processing mailings and other clerical duties
  • supporting other study projects as needed

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  1. General interest in medical and health research.
  2. Experience with data collection and spreadsheet software.
  3. Experience in online research and literature reviews a plus.
  4. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  5. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  6. Self-motivated; ability to complete work and meet deadlines.

Working Conditions:

Normal office environment; some lifting and carrying of mail bins/questionnaires (up to 50 pounds) will occasionally be required; some travel around the Longwood Medical Area and other Boston-area research hospitals may be required.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Alicia Whittington.


Established in 2008, Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center is dedicated to improving human health by enabling collaboration and providing tools, training, and technologies to clinical and translational investigators. As a shared enterprise of Harvard University, Harvard Catalyst resources are made freely available to all Harvard faculty and trainees, regardless of institutional affiliation or academic degree. Harvard Catalyst works with Harvard schools and the academic healthcare centers (hospitals) to build and grow an environment where discoveries are rapidly and efficiently translated to improve human health. We catalyze research across all clinical and translational domains by providing investigators with opportunities such as pilot funding, with free resources such as biostatistics consultations, with educational programs such as the Clinical and Translational (C/T) Research Academy and over a dozen courses, and with a range of web tools that assist in data collection and team collaboration efforts.