Research Assistant Position at Brooklyn College, CUNY

Research Assistant
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:
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:
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.
Jennifer E. Drake, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 
Department of Psychology 
Brooklyn College, CUNY

Research Assistant Opportunity – Hofstra

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 a description of interest and this form.

Research Assistant Opportunity – Hofstra

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 by August 18 and should include a letter of interest and this form.

Full-time job opportunity at NYU School of Medicine

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.

Specific Tasks:

  • 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 ( Please write “BELLE Project Assistant” in the subject line and indicate your level of Spanish fluency in your cover letter.

Dr. Craig Johnson is the new Assistant Chair for Advisement

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:  Note that if Dr. Weingartner is your appointed faculty advisor, that is still the case.

Summer research assistant position with Dr. Ploran (Hofstra)

Dr. Elisabeth Ploran is looking for 2-3 research assistants this summer to work on a project examining hurricane evacuation order compliance among residents of Long Island. Responsibilities will include preparing transcriptions of interviews for language analysis, coding interviews for themes, and developing new evacuation order messaging. Interested students should send a letter of intent and the new research assistant application (found here: to by 7/8 for consideration. Hourly pay is available for the summer months!

Lab Coordinator Opening- Barnard Cognitive Development Center

The Barnard Cognitive Development Center at Barnard College, Columbia University is seeking a confident, motivated, and creative individual to work as a full-time lab coordinator. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate hoping to go on to graduate work in psychology.

The lab coordinator will work in a highly collaborative environment alongside Dr. Koleen McCrink.  BCDC is a busy, active environment, with many research projects running concurrently in the lab, as well as throughout NYC at elementary schools, day cares, and children’s museums. Our research focuses on the development of mathematical and spatial knowledge from infancy (5 months) to adulthood.

The position begins in September of 2014, and continues for one year.  There is the possibility of an additional year contingent on performance and fit.


As the public face of the lab, the lab coordinator must be at ease recruiting participants in and around the Morningside Heights neighborhood and interfacing with the parents and families who participate in our studies. The coordinator must also be comfortable interacting with babies and young children. Additionally, the coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the undergraduate staff, requiring a balance of strong managerial capability alongside the ability to foster a productive, fun environment.

The lab coordinator must be highly organized and attentive to detail, as s/he will be responsible for the management of all laboratory finances, participant recruitment and community outreach, IRB management, and general laboratory upkeep, including purchasing of supplies, technological maintenance, etc. Additionally, the lab coordinator should be computer-proficient, particularly on Macs, and should also be comfortable with SPSS and experiment-running software such as SuperLab.

The ideal applicant possesses all of the above qualities, will have graduated with a degree in psychology or cognitive science, has experience working with children in a research environment, plans on continuing to graduate school in the field, and is looking for an exciting, challenging work environment.

For more information on the laboratory, visit

This is a salaried position with full benefits.  Candidates interested in this position should contact Koleen McCrink ( with their resume, cover letter including research experience and interests, and contact information for 2 references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until July 21st.