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Research Assistant



New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024

Our mission at Talkspace is to help people heal. To get there, we need exceptionally passionate, bright, and motivated individuals. Want to contribute to helping over one million people receive quality mental healthcare? Join our mission of making therapy accessible to everyone!

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join our Research team. This role would be ideal for someone passionate about mental health research and eager to contribute to innovative projects in a purpose-driven environment. To thrive at Talkspace, you need to share our passion for mental healthcare and be excited to collaborate with us in delivering quality services. This is perfect for someone interested in computational psychiatry.

This is a remote, contract role with an estimated workload of 10 - 15 hours per week. Talkspace Headquarters is located in NYC.

You Will

  1. Support the data collection and management efforts for ongoing research projects, including maintaining a log of Talkspace activities for the CPT for PTSD grant study

  2. Aid recruitment of participants and therapists for the NIH supported CPT for PTSD trial and provide additional support as needed

  3. Build knowledge base on key topics of interest and importance to future research and product efforts at Talkspace (e.g., natural language processing, text-based therapy outcomes, mechanisms of behavior change) for use in future reviews

  4. Assist with authorship of publications

  5. Generate and test research hypotheses pertaining to therapist effects and the therapeutic processes underlying the effectiveness of the platform

  6. Provide support to any/all other additional research efforts as needed and at the direction of the Research Director and/or Research Project Manager


At Talkspace, we believe that pay transparency during the interview process is a critical part of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our salary bands are based on internal and external compensation benchmarks, which we regularly evaluate to ensure we pay competitively.

The hourly rate for this role is $22/hour.

Why Talkspace?

Talkspace is the most comprehensive and convenient way to take care of your mental health and wellness, focused on providing quality mental health services on your own terms.

Our signature psychotherapy and psychiatry product connects individual users with a network of thousands of licensed mental health providers through an easy-to-use and HIPAA-compliant web and mobile platform. With Talkspace, users can connect their dedicated provider via live video, text, or phone.

Backed by over 10 years of industry-leading research and clinically proven results, our accessible care model continues to make huge strides in lowering the barriers to quality mental healthcare services nationwide. Talkspace is the top insurance-covered therapy service with over 112 million Americans covered and a leader within the Corporate Wellness Space, with more than 200 employer partnerships across several industries.

Our focus to help people feel better starts at Talkspace, where we connect and collaborate as a team to make the world a better place. Fun company-wide events, happy hours, wellness perks, flex PTO, access to Talkspace products, and competitive benefits are just some of the ways we make Talkspace a great place to work. Do you want to save the world? Come join us!


Talkspace welcomes and celebrates talent from all backgrounds, perspectives, and walks of life to foster an innovative and diverse workforce. We strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every qualification. Come as you are and learn about the exciting opportunities on our team.

Individuals seeking employment at Talkspace are considered without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

How do we define Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Talkspace?


Diversity encompasses the unique attributes of our employees as individuals. We value and embrace the richness arising from their varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, which include, but are not limited to, age, ability, ethnicity, gender, race, and cultural background.


Equity refers to a fair and impartial workplace, aiming to ensure equal growth and advancement opportunities for all employees. This involves amplifying underrepresented voices, addressing unconscious biases, and providing inclusive, culturally competent mental health care.


Inclusion signifies the practice of granting equal access to opportunities and resources for all employees, particularly those who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized. It ensures that everyone feels a sense of belonging, value, support, and respect as an individual.


Belonging reflects the affinity and positive relationships that develop among employees from diverse backgrounds when businesses actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.