Research Opportunities

Research Specialist | Princeton University | Princeton, NJ

Posted: June 12, 2019


The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full­-time lab manager in the Stigma and Social Perception Lab, under the supervision of Drs. Stacey Sinclair & Nicole Shelton. The lab conducts research using a variety of methods, including lab-­based experiments, surveys, and experience ­sampling, to study factors that influence the manifestation and consequences of prejudice. This is a one­ year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. Start date is negotiable but will ideally start July 15, 2019. Please submit a CV, a cover letter describing academic and research goals, as well as technical and research experience. Please also submit contact information for at least 2 references. Contact Dr. Stacey Sinclair ( for additional questions.


The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of research, including:

  • Day ­to ­day management of a longitudinal study on the racial achievement gap in local schools, including (1) Developing materials and programming experiments, (2) Data collection, data management, and data analysis (3) Hiring, training, and supervising research staff for data collection and data entry, and (4) Managing recruitment and ongoing relations with participating schools
  • Obtaining and analyzing web scraped data
  • Recruiting participants in the Princeton community
  • Miscellaneous research support (e.g., literature searches, IRB management, manuscript and grant preparation)
  • Managing a team of undergraduate research assistants


Essential Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, education or relevant social science field
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and families
  • Be detail­-oriented, motivated, efficient, and able to work independently
  • Be able to occasionally work non­standard hours (e.g., evenings, weekends), depending on subject availability
  • A valid driver’s license (eventual ability to legally drive in New Jersey)
  • The final candidate must successfully pass a background check and approval by Princeton Human Resources

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with large, longitudinal datasets
  • Experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS)
  • Experience with JavaScript
  • Strong programming, statistical, or web development skills

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Estimated Appointment End Date


Comments Related to End Date

This is a one-year term position

Summer Research Assistant | Maternal and Infant Home Visiting Project | Baltimore, MD

Posted: May 1, 2019

Project: Goal Plan Strategy for Home Visiting Innovations in Maryland

The Early Childhood Services Research Program at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is currently recruiting a Research Assistant for the summer to help with qualitative data analysis. The purpose of this project is to evaluate a Goal Plan Strategy training and coaching intervention for home visiting staff in Maryland. The primary aim is to improve the impact of home visiting on family health and functioning by improving how home visitors work with families to create and carry out goal plans. The research assistant will assist with qualitative coding of audio recorded interactions between home visitors and supervisors and/or interviews with home visiting staff. The ideal candidate will have an interest and/or experience in maternal and infant health and wellbeing, home visiting, and qualitative research and analysis. Qualitative research experience and/or coursework is strongly preferred.

Timeline: Approximately 20 hours per week beginning in May. Must be willing to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week for at least 10 weeks.

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to Ciara Zagaja at

Research Assistant | Butler Hospital/Brown Medical School | Providence, RI

Posted: April 24, 2019

The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Research Program at Butler Hospital/Brown Medical School is seeking 1-2 full-time research assistants to work on a project investigating neural circuitry involved in cognitive and behavioral flexibility in obsessive-compulsive disorder as part of an NIH-funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Center for Neuromodulation. Primary responsibilities include participant recruitment and screening, data collection and management, clinical assessment, and administration of cognitive-affective assessments. A Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field is required, and previous experience with psychology research and/or psychiatric populations is preferred.

The ideal candidate will be very detail oriented, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to work independently as well as within a team setting on multiple tasks. Additionally, the Research Assistant must provide own transportation between research sites. Prior experience with clinical assessment, neuroimaging, and/or neuromodulation is a plus. The position will begin in June 2019 and a 2-year commitment is strongly preferred.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation by email to Sarah Garnaat, PhD ( and complete an online application (

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For questions regarding this position, please contact Sarah Garnaat, PhD (