Job Posting

Research Assistant on a Longitudinal Study of Cognitive Ability and Success in Algebra

Psychological Sciences

Position Information

Duties

◾Perform cognitive assessments of 6th-9th grade students (requires travel to schools in personal vehicle)
◾Process data, score and check for accuracy
◾Read and discuss journal articles
◾Utilize electronic group scheduling and email program
◾Participate in lab meetings
◾Participate in 1-2 out of town assessments in our mobile testing unit ("Math Van")

Required Skills

Do you want research experience, research credit (Psychology 2950 or 4950), and the possibility of a part-time PAID position in the future?

We are looking for conscientious, inquisitive, reliable students with demonstrated responsibility in time management and a high GPA. Student must be a team player, willing to pitch in wherever needed, and able to follow detailed directions and protocols, but also able to problem-solve in the moment without direct supervision. As part of your volunteer or research credit hours, we will provide no-cost training on human subjects regulations, administering cognitive tasks, standardized tests, and conducting assessments with older children. You will also learn about research methods, e.g., planning and managing multiple protocols and scoring data in a large-scale, longitudinal study.
We also offer mileage reimbursement for use of your personal vehicle for travel to schools.

Preferred Qualifications

◾Psychology, Education, or Biology/Health Sciences major; other majors will be considered
◾Current Freshman or Sophomore standing; outstanding Juniors will be considered
◾GPA at least 3.5; applicants who are very qualified in other ways, or have a >3.5 GPA in certain classes will be considered
◾Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
◾Familiarity with Apple iOS/iPad
◾Familiarity with Qualtrics

Faculty Mentor or Sponsor

Other Comments

First semester: 3.0 Credit Hours of Psychology 2950 or 4950, OR Volunteer

After first semester: depending on performance, needs of the team, and budget, we typically offer a PAID Research Assistant position. We prefer students who may potentially be interested in working on our project more than one semester.

Resume and references required.

We encourage students to include a resume or transcript when e-mailing a faculty mentor to apply for a posted position.