Research Assistants

Dr. Hamilton accepts applications from undergraduate students on an ongoing basis, though we do not always have open positions. Applicants being considered for a Research Assistant position will be contacted for an interview.

Duties of Research Assistants

A Research Assistant position in the lab is ideal for enthusiastic, hard-working, and very organized students who are interested in obtaining research experiences in clinical psychology and are specifically interested in the research areas of the Hamilton lab. 


Research Assistants participate each week in lab tasks across the full spectrum of the research process. These tasks include: collecting, entering, and managing data; working with research participants; completing readings; developing surveys; assisting with the development of community outreach materials; participating actively in lab meetings; and completing various lab-related administrative tasks as instructed.


This research training experience is ideal for students who are interested in pursuing research, including post-baccalaureate research or clinical positions or graduate school in Clinical Psychology or related fields.

Qualifications for Research Assistants

Students must be able to commit at least 6 hours of lab work each week, though we encourage students to work 9 hours each week when possible. We prioritize applicants who can dedicate at least 2 semesters in the lab (e.g., spring and summer, fall and spring, etc). Senior theses will only be considered after working in the lab for at least 1 semester.


Work will be a hybrid (in person and remote) for the academic 2021-22 year depending on Rutgers protocols and safety of COVID-19. It is essential that RAs have access to a computer (or similar device) with video  and stable internet. If this is a problem for you, please let us know how you will be able to accommodate work in the "Other information you want us to know" section of the application. 

Please note that prior research experience is NOT a requirement, though is encouraged. Being hard-working, organized, proactive, and motivated to conduct research in our lab is a requirement. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work well as part of a team is a must.

Please note that the application requires text responses that may take time to complete.
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