Here are a couple of Research Assistance Opportunities:
Dr. Craig Johnson is looking for undergraduate psychology majors to assist with his research. His research team is currently working on projects in several areas. Most of their research falls within the realm of social psychology. Topics include prejudice, stereotyping, environmental attitudes, and the effect of group identities on memory. Assistants will be asked to contribute to study development, run experimental sessions, and code subject responses. Assistants should be able to commit to a minimum of two hours per week. If interested, complete the research assistance application (which can be found if you click on the Internship and Research Assistance Opportunities tab on the right). You can also email Dr. Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) expressing your specific interest in this opportunity.
Psychology doctoral candidate is looking for research assistants to help collect data in an elementary school. Responsibilities include coding for certain behaviors in the classroom. Assistants will be trained by the researcher and the study will take place spring semester. Assistants must be available in January and have a mode of transportation. If interested, complete the Research Assistance application.
Drs. Masnick and Weingartner are seeking two to four research assistants to help with a few different projects as needed, in the area of cognitive psychology. One experiment examines the effectiveness of various text structures on reading comprehension and memory. Another project looks at writing in engineering classes. Another set looks at reasoning about numbers in different contexts. Volunteers would assist with data collection and data entry, and would participate in lab discussions about research plans. We ask for a minimum time commitment of 5 hours per week. Eligible candidates must have earned an A- or above in Research Methods and Design (PSY 141). If interested, please email your responses to the questions on this form to Dr. Weingartner: email@example.com
Brooklyn College, CUNY
A full-time Research Assistant is available in the lab of Professor Jennifer Drake at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.
Research in Professor Drake’s lab focuses on how children and adults can use drawing to regulate their moods and the cognitive and perceptual skills underlying drawing giftedness. Techniques include behavioral ratings and psychophysiology. Duties include supervision of undergraduate student research assistants, assisting with programming experiments, recruiting research participants, testing adult and child participants, data analysis, and assorted administrative tasks. Here is a link to her website: www.jenniferedrake.com
The Research Assistant will also have the opportunity to perform a similar role in Professor Hanah Chapman’s lab. Her lab involves studying the dimensional vs. categorical structure of emotions and the role of emotion in moral judgment. Here is a link to her website: http://userhome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/hchapman/
This appointment will be for two years, contingent upon satisfactory performance during the first year.
BA/BS in psychology, neuroscience, or related field
Interests in affective psychology and/or child development
Research experience with human subjects including children
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to work with diverse populations
Strong computer skills and ability to learn new software (experiment presentation software, SPSS, Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator)
Interested applicants should submit their application online using the following link:
The Research Assistant position is listed under “Managerial/Professional.” Once on the job description, submit your application online by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent (maximum 1 page), a CV, and the names and contact information for two references.
Brooklyn College is an EO/AA employer.
My name is Michael Widroff and I am in the Clinical program at Hofstra. This coming Fall semester I am looking to get 2-3 RAs to assist me in my research. I am conducting psychophysiology research with subliminal processing of stimuli. I will be working at the counseling center and teaching a section of PSY 001, which gives me the advantage of being on campus a lot, but it does not give me much availability for running participants. The study requires only one subject be run at a time, the whole study takes about 30 mins with a little bit of prep time and data recording afterwards.
If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org a description of interest and this form.
Hello, my name is Trish Kennedy, I am a 4th year student in the School-Community Psy.D. program here at Hofstra. I am hoping to begin data collection for my dissertation this coming fall. My study is an 8 week intervention study looking at the effects of exercise environment (indoor vs outdoor) on anxiety in college students. I am hoping to recruit two or three upper level undergraduates to work as research assistance. I am looking for students with a major GPA of 3.3 or higher, who have completed research methods, and live on campus, or have access to a car to get to campus. A background as a student athlete (high school or college; especially running) is a plus, but not required. The commitment would be between 2 and 3 hours a week, and would run from September until the end of the fall semester. Interested students should email me at email@example.com by August 18 and should include a letter of interest and this form.
The Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy, and Education Success (BELLE)
New York University School of Medicine
We are seeking a Spanish-English bilingual project assistant to work on behavioral research projects in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. We are examining parenting interventions designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations in the context of a randomized controlled trial at Bellevue Hospital Center and in the context of a clinical program at Woodhull Medical Center. The candidate will be responsible for assisting in multiple project tasks, and will work with a multidisciplinary team of pediatricians, psychologists, social workers, and other child development professionals.
- Recruit research participants and obtain informed consent
- Conduct interviews with parents about a range of topics, including screens for depression and questions about their child’s development and behaviors
- Perform developmental assessments of toddler and preschool children’s cognitive and language development, as well as self-regulation
- Meet with families to discuss parenting issues
- Videotape and transcribe parents and children interacting together
- Translate research-related documents
- Code videotapes (using micro-analytic coding techniques)
- Maintain databases and perform data entry
- Schedule and track visits with families
- Provide general support related to research tasks such as manuscript writing and grant preparation
- Conduct literature reviews
- Assist with coordination of volunteers including scheduling
- Provide general administrative support for team members, including assisting with purchasing of supplies, scheduling, making copies, etc.
- Provide support for Institutional Review Board and documentation
- Fluency in both English and Spanish
- 2+ years research experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, human/child development, or related field
- Previous experience with and continued interest in working with children and families
- The ideal candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working with families and can flexibly adjust to project demands
This is a full time position with benefits. A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are interested, please submit a CV and cover letter to Adriana Weisleder, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please write “BELLE Project Assistant” in the subject line and indicate your level of Spanish fluency in your cover letter.
As of today, Dr. Weingartner will no longer be the assistant chair for advisement. Dr. Craig Johnson is taking her place. You can reach out to Dr. Johnson for questions about your DAR, concerns about graduating on time, or any other general concerns. Dr. Johnson will touch base closer to the start of the Fall semester with information about his regular office hours. In the meantime, for pressing matters that cannot wait until the Fall, email Dr. Johnson to schedule an appointment: Craig.A.Johnson@hofstra.edu Note that if Dr. Weingartner is your appointed faculty advisor, that is still the case.