Psychology Research Opportunities

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1. Social Science Research Professional, The Behavioral Lab, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Deadline: Sept 15, 2023

The Research Professional will provide research assistance to faculty by conducting human subjects research in the laboratory (in-person subjects) and in online surveys. This is a perfect position for those looking towards graduate school in organizational behavior, marketing, social psychology, and related fields. In this role, you will have the opportunity to support the process of human subject’s research and learn more deeply how it is conducted. Working under the direction and supervision of the Lab Director and/or faculty researcher, the Research Professional provides direct research support to the organizational behavior and behavioral marketing faculty and PhD students at the GSB Behavioral Lab. You will be in a position to learn how online, and laboratory experimentation and research is conducted by carrying out that research for faculty. You will spend the majority of your time prepping, troubleshooting, and posting online surveys, and carrying out in-person in-lab experiments.

2. Lab Coordinator/ Research Assistant, The Cognition & Development Lab, Washington University in St. Louis
Deadline: Until filled
Link: (Job #: JR74528)

This is a full-time position with benefits; a 2 year commitment is preferred. In the past this position has served as a great stepping stone to graduate school or tech/other industry positions. Our research focuses on how children navigate the social world to learn from and interact with others, including people from different backgrounds, with a large current project focusing on how trust develops across diverse social contexts in early childhood. Research is conducted in the laboratory, in local daycare centers and schools, and in the greater St Louis community. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be highly organized and detail-oriented, have a strong work ethic, work well as part of a research team and independently, and enjoy interacting with a diverse group of children/families, teachers/directors, and community members. A positive attitude and openness to learning/mastering new skills is highly desired. Basic computer skills, including some experience with R or a related platform, REDCAP, Qualtrics, and digital video abilities are preferred.

3. Lab Manager, Cognition and Learning Lab, Indiana University

Deadline: Until filled
Link: FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=307699& PostingSeq=1

This position presents diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge developmental psychology research and is partly funded by the National Science Foundation (Improving Flexible Attention to Numerical and Spatial Magnitudes in Young Children). This project will study the early development of executive functioning and math skills in preschool-aged children. This is a collaborative grant across two universities, Indiana University and the University of Dayton. Therefore, the Lab Manager will participate in regular project meetings with the PI at University of Dayton, Dr. Mary Wagner, and her team, and will work alongside the research team in Dr. Wagner’s lab to design and carry out the experiments. There will be opportunities to be involved in the dissemination of research through conference presentations, publications, and technical reports. The minimum expected commitment to the project is two years, with the possibility of extension for up to five years depending on performance. The start date is flexible, but preferably October 2, 2023.

4. Research Assistant, Affective Science and Culture Lab, Yale University

Deadline: Until filled

This role is designed for a college graduate who seeks additional research experience before applying to graduate or professional school. The successful candidate will receive exposure to all aspects of our research process, including: project management, subject recruiting, IRB submissions, experimental design, data collection, statistical analysis, team collaboration, grant and paper writing, and presentations. The position is intended to last two years, with an initial appointment of one-year renewable upon satisfactory progress. A bachelor’s degree is required, and relevant research or work experience with human subjects research and statistical analysis in R preferred. We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate management oriented and planning skills, experience interacting with human participants, and ability to be proactive and detail-oriented. We are eager to recruit and welcome candidates who would contribute positively to a healthy, collaborative, diverse, and inclusive lab environment. To apply, please email a brief cover letter, CV or resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Maria Gendron ( with the subject “RA Position Application”. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

5. Senior Research Coordinator, Texas Behavioral Science and Policy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin
Deadline: Until filled
Link:–TxBSPI- _R_00028100

The Senior Research Program Coordinator’s main responsibility is to manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of research projects led by the Texas Behavioral Science and Policy Institute (TxBSPI). This includes facilitating effective communication and coordination across research faculty, staff, research vendors/partners, funders, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students at multiple universities and organizations, ensuring smooth project-wide operations.


The UCSD Diversifying Psychology Event is a two-day virtual event created for prospective Ph.D. students with the goal of increasing the diversity of applicant pools. Prospective students from all backgrounds are welcome to attend. Our events were designed using feedback from current prospective PhD students and are meant to provide information on different aspects of the application process and graduate school experience. This event spans all areas of the UCSD Psychology Department: Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive, Developmental, and Social.

2. Paths to a Psychology Ph.D.: An Information Session and Workshop, Stanford University

Deadline: Sept 22, 2023
Link: HTz4UIWQ/viewform

Join Stanford Psychology graduate students, research assistants, and faculty for a free one-day virtual information session and workshop on applying to research positions and Ph.D. programs in psychology. There are 2 components to this program: 1) an information-session where you will hear from faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and research staff about their experiences and insights regarding their paths to psychology research, what is typically involved in a psychology program, and key components of the application, 2) a workshop where you can participate in one-on-one or small group sessions with a graduate student, postdoc, or research staff member to work with you on specific components of your application.

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1. Diversifying Psychology Event, University of California San Diego

Deadline: N/A

Advice and resources for applying to grad school:

  • UCLA UGSP: Psychology Graduate School Application Resources
  • List of psychology Ph.D. virtual info sessions
  • Videos of Harvard Psychology professors discussing the grad school application process,

    interviews, and more:

  • Dr. Jamil Zaki’s guide to applying to Psychology PhD programs (thanks to Dr. Zaki for allowing us to share this excellent resource!): zaki_gradApp_guide.pdf
  • Yale Psychology Bootcamp: videos on what a career in research psychology looks like, how to gain research experience, and how to apply to grad school:; link to Q&A answers:

How-to’s, from templates for cold-emailing, to CV’s, to grants:

Listservs you can subscribe to, organized by area of psychology: If you would like to receive more

comprehensive job postings for a specific field of study (e.g., clinical psychology, developmental

psychology), we have compiled a list of field-specific listservs you can subscribe to. In our own

experience, undergraduates often don’t know about these listservs (we didn’t!) but many useful

research opportunities and jobs are posted here.

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1. A list of paid undergraduate summer research opportunities in Neuroscience (and other life sciences), compiled by C. Aizenman, Neuroscience @ Brown:

4. A list of psychology job and internship positions, maintained by Dr. Camilla McMahon at Miami University:

5. A list of psychology job and internship research openings, maintained by the Department of Psychology at Georgetown University

6. A list of post-bac programs in psychology, maintained by the American Psychological Association:

7. A list of post-bac programs in clinical psychology, maintained by the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology:


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2. A list of summer undergraduate and post-bac programs in cognitive neuroscience: =0

3. A list of paid internships in developmental psychology (and also psychology more generally), maintained by Meltem Yucel:

The Society for Research in Child Development Career Center: also has academic job postings.

By Rick DelVecchio
Rick DelVecchio Director of Career Development