Undergraduate Students

Dr. Hamilton is currently accepting applications for undergraduate students to join her lab as research assistants in the Spring Semester 2021. 

Duties of Research Assistants

A Research Assistant position in the lab is ideal for enthusiastic, hard-working, and 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.


This research training experience is ideal for students who are interested in pursuing postbac RA positions, graduate school in Clinical Psychology, or related fields.

Suggested Requirements for Research Assistants

Students must be able to commit 6 - 10 hours to lab work each week. We prioritize applicants who can dedicate at least 2 semesters in the lab (e.g., spring and summer, fall and spring, etc), but this is not a requirement for this semester.

All work will be remote for Spring 2021, so 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. Being hard-working, organized, and motivated to conduct research in our lab is a requirement. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well as part of a team is a must.

We have both paid and volunteer positions available. 

Jessica L. Hamilton, PhD
Department of Psychology
Rutgers University- New Brunswick
Email: jessica.hamilton@rutgers.edu
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