Undergraduate, Masters, or Volunteer
The Hamilton Lab is hiring!
There will be a few openings for trainees (undergraduate students, Masters students, or volunteers) who are interested in gaining research experiences in adolescent mental health.
We will be in touch as we review applications on an ongoing basis.
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 child and adolescent 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; social media dissemination; 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 research or clinical positions after college or graduate school in Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Public Health, or related fields. See the Lab Guidelines (below) for more information on what it means to be a member of the Hamilton Lab, general expectations, and more.
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 academic semesters in the lab. Senior theses will only be considered after working in the lab for at least 1 semester.
Work will be mostly in person for the academic 2022-23 year, with opportunity for 1 remote shift (pending 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. 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.
We value our lab as a community who works hard and enjoy learning and spending time with one another. It is highly encouraged that students interested in our lab are also interested in being part of this broader community!