“Being a research assistant for the Alcohol Research Lab has been an amazing and educational experience. I have without a doubt learned much more in lab as opposed to a lecture. This lab provides the opportunity to have hands on experience with everything that comes with the field of psychology. You learn the behind the scenes work that goes into research as well as make friends and gain mentors who have been in your shoes before. It is a pleasant experience to work in a lab that is contributing to not only your future but to the future of psychology.”Amberlynn Azcona – Senior, Psychology
Why be a Research Assistant?
Being a research assistant in the Alcohol Research Lab involves a hands-on approach to learning more about the field of psychology and while contributing to world-class research. Research assistants, even if not studying psychology, learn valuable skills such as learning to work on a team, public speaking, the structure and function of research, as well as many other useful tools to help in future endeavors. In the Alcohol Research Lab, you work with doctoral-level graduate students in clinical psychology who mentor and help undergraduate students interested in learning and pursuing further education in psychology. You also learn from your peers and build friendships while working with other undergraduate students in the lab. These connections help research assistants get references and build a support network by which to grow and strengthen a career in psychology, medicine, or any other field of interest.
What do Research Assistants do?
- Collect data through running experimental sessions
- Enter data
- Screen participants for experiment eligibility
- Attend weekly lab meetings
- Attend lab for a minimum of 8 hours a week.