Research assistants

We occasionally have openings for volunteer undergraduate research assistants to help with data collection and analysis. Research assistants receive course credit by enrolling in Psy 99 or 199. The description and requirements associated with the position are listed below.

Research Assistant Duties

  • Help administer experiments involving computer testing, EEG, fMRI, tDCS, and TMS.
  • Data entry.
  • Participate in pilot studies.
  • Assist in experimental design or data analysis. This may include selecting stimuli for an experiment, conducting relevant literature reviews, or helping to analyze data.

Desired Qualities

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Psychology or Biopsychology major
  • A commitment of at least 6 hours per week
  • Ability to work long-term (at least 3 quarters)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Highly self-motivated, reliable, and professional

If you are interested in applying for a research assistant position, please download and fill out the application then turn it in along with your resume and an unofficial transcript. You may also submit a brief personal statement or other documents if you feel that your resume, transcript, and application do not fully reflect your qualifications or background. You may submit the materials via email to

If you have any questions regarding the position or the application process, please contact us.

Participant Recruitment

We are recruiting subjects for studies involving electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and behavioral memory and decision-making paradigms. If you would like to participate in our studies, please contact us and we will add you to our research participant mailing list.

EEG: Eligibility Requirements

  • Normal vision (corrected vision with contacts is okay, but NOT glasses)
  • Hair must NOT have braids or dreadlocks

fMRI: Eligibility Requirements

  • Normal vision (corrected vision with contacts is okay, but NOT glasses)
  • NOT be claustrophobic
  • NOT have any metal or electrical implants
  • NOT have any non-removable jewelry
  • NOT pregnant