Undergraduate Research Assistant

Position Information

Job Description

Our lab works to find ways to improve access to and effectiveness of mental healthcare for youths and families. Our lab is currently recruiting research assistants (RAs) to help conduct several systematic reviews and meta-analyses of existing research on various topics (e.g., impact on children when their parents get needed mental health care; impact of the Handle with Care model on youths; brief interventions for justice-involved youths).

Depending on interests and availability, RAs may also have opportunities to get involved with other ongoing lab projects to (1) develop and test a therapy process measure to be used in dissemination and implementation of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for children with anxiety, trauma history, depression and/or behavior problems, (2) provide training to therapists in research supported therapies, (3) see how we can help support therapists who are trying to improve their practice and their client’s outcomes.


For positions within our research group, we consider undergraduate RAs who are at least sophomore standing, with a GPA at least 3.5, and interested in clinical child psychology. We require students to commit to working a minimum of 8hrs per week for 2 semesters to make sure students get a good experience. All lab work can be completed remotely, but lab space and computers are available for RAs who prefer to work on campus.

Other Comments

Students may (optionally) enroll in research course credit (2950 or 4950). Work-study positions are also available for students with work-study funding.

Application Process

Contact Dr. Kristin Hawley (hawleyk@missouri.edu) to request an application.

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