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Research Assistant


Job Type: Part-time (24 hrs/week), salary commensurate with experience
Start Date: Immediate

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to No calls, please.

Job Description

A Research Assistant supports research and development projects from inception to conclusion which may include data collection for research projects and formal studies (Pilot, RCT, etc) in schools or other learning environments.


May include, but not limited to:

  • Contributes to grant and research proposals (e.g., review research, define concepts, methods, processes).
  • Work with the principle investigator and project manager to assist with miscellaneous projects and events.
  • Keep up-to-date with technology and software.
  • Work with project manager and principle investigator to assist with recruitment and coordination of schools and teachers.
  • Assist project manager and principle investigator with scheduling of internal and external meetings.
  • Assist with measure development, data collection, and data processing for studies in R&D.
  • Enter authored content into online tools.
  • Assist in teacher/student training material development where needed including gathering materials, proofreading, Xeroxing.
  • Assists coordinating partner/group meetings.


  • Master’s Degree in Education, Technology, Design or related field preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Deep understanding of the way students learn
  • Knowledge of UDL and experience in schools or other educational settings is a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills


  • Part-time (24 hours/week) with benefits
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • To start immediately

Work Environment

Our work environment is collaborative, high energy, fun, and stimulating. Join us to be part of a passionate learning community dedicated to busting the barriers to learning for all learners.

We offer competitive compensation packages including health insurance, generous vacation, and flexible schedules. CAST is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to employing a highly-qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our communities and nation.

About CAST

Located a short distance north of Boston, CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning. As a nonprofit, we know that every employee contributes to our international reputation as a leader in education research, technology, and universal design for learning. Teamwork, risk-taking, and collaborative thinking are essential to the way we work. Most of all, our mission—to improve learning experiences and opportunities for all individuals—motivates not only what we do but how we do it.