CAS Faculty Research Assistant Positions 2019-2020

Revised 8/14/19

Art and Design

  • Research Assistant Position: 5 hours weekly
  • Supervisor: Prof. Ilona Anderson, Art & Design Department
  • Contact: email us or call us at 617-872-7476
  • Description: RA needs to assist with a number of projects, including inputting my animation cells into After Effects and other Adobe programs. If time permits, researching appropriate music for the various animations will be of value, as will maintaining the website used to display the animations. Programming skills, and Photoshop and other Adobe skills will be beneficial.
  • Research Assistant Position: 5 hours weekly
  • Supervisor: Susan Nichter, Art & Design Department
  • Contact: email us or call us at 617-994-4286
  • Description: RA needed to assist with a number of projects, including two public works consisting of installation and film. One installation will be at the Dean Center, Spaulding Rehab Hospital in Charlestown, the other intended for the Museum of Science and in collaboration with Black Hole Specialist, Dr. Paul Joss, MIT. The RA will be included in all aspects of planning, executing and installing an installation based on dwarf stars as recorded from the Hubble spacecraft. Tasks include knowledge of Adobe After Effects, creation of project website and hands on making and assisting with various mediums including learning glass blowing. Website design is useful, and Photoshop skills a must. RA must know motion graphics and visual effects with Adobe After Effects CC.

Biology 

  • Research Assistant Position: 10 hours weekly
  • Supervisor: Lauren Nolfo-Clements, Biology Department
  • Contact: email us or call us at 617-573-8603
  • Description: This RA will assist with a long term monitoring study of mammals on the Boston Harbor Islands. The primary duties of this RA will center on the deployment and maintenance of remote sensing wildlife cameras. The RA will also sort and archive the images recorded by these cameras as well as search the primary scientific literature for pertinent articles.

    The RA must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds or more over uneven terrain for a prolonged period of time in potentially harsh weather conditions. This person must be able to sit, stand, crouch, reach, and hike for up to 10 miles on a single day as well as ride in an open boat for transportation to and from islands. This person must be comfortable with prolonged exposure to sunlight, precipitation, insects, ticks, and poison ivy. There is a preference for students who have taken BIO 333/L333 Ecology

Economics

  • Research Assistant Position: 5 hours weekly
  • Supervisor: Shahruz Mohtadi, Economics Department
  • Contact: email us or call us at 617-573-8670
  • Description: RA is needed to assist in research on blockchain technology and its applications. The focus of the research is the use of the technology in creating cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, the development of smart contracts, and other financial tools. The RA will search the internet and find companies, and government agencies that are developing their own blockchain and then prepare a concise report on them.

History

  • Research Assistant Position: 10 hours weekly
  • Supervisor: Pat Reeve, History Department
  • Contact: email us or call us at 617-792-8821
  • Description: Research Assistant needed to tutor a qualitative historian in basic statistics and to design a spreadsheet for the entry of data from coroners’ inquests conducted in Boston from 1775 through 1860. Additional tasks will include data entry based on close reading of individual inquests, etc., and data analysis in consultation with the principal investigator. A knowledge of historical analysis is helpful but not required.
  • Research Assistant Position: 5 hours weekly
  • Supervisor: Ronald Suleski, History Department
  • Contact: email us or call us at 617-973-5341
  • Description: RA needed to produce English language translations of Chinese language hand-written materials written in a classical style. Should be able to read the complete form of characters and read the basic classical style with little punctuation. Should be a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese able to read Chinese language materials at the college level. Basic computer skills in word. 民間手抄本 , 繁體字, 文言文, 道教, 醫學資料. 

Psychology

  • Research Assistant Position: 10 hours weekly
  • Supervisor: Mary Beth Medvide, Psychology Department
  • Contact: mmedvide@suffolk.edu
  • An RA is needed to assist with qualitative research projects, including a study of hope in racial and ethnic minority adolescents and an evaluation of a work-based learning program. Other projects include manuscript development for conceptual papers on school-to-work transitions and research methodology. Tasks include research using psychology databases and assistance in manuscript preparation, such as editing and formatting documents. The RA does not need to have prior qualitative research experience to assist with these projects.

Sociology

  • Research Assistant Position: 5 hours weekly
  • Supervisor: Susan Sered, Sociology Department
  • Contact: email us or call us at 617-332-8524
  • Description: RA needed to assist with projects having to do with substance abuse policy, women’s health, and criminal justice. Tasks include communications, dissemination of research findings, identification of appropriate venues for research identification, editing, maintenance of the project website, and research.