We welcome undergraduate and graduate students interested in working in the lab to contact us.

Become a research assistant!

Responsibilities of a research assistant:

  • Develop/review test materials
  • Assist in study preparation and execution
  • Recruit study participants
  • Enter/verify data Perform clerical/administrative tasks around the lab Conduct literature reviews

Qualifications of a research assistant:

  • Strong GPA
  • Interest in I/O psychology
  • Reliability
  • Ability to work on teams
  • Background in one or more of the following areas:
    research design, statistics, computer programming, and/or psychology

Benefits of being a research assistant:

  • Learn about careers and graduate programs in psychology.
  • Gain research experience relevant in graduate admissions.
  • Earn detailed letters of reference.
  • Get a¬†first-hand understanding of the psychological research design and process.
  • Gain experience working in a team environment.
  • Develop computer and research skills (Microsoft Office, DOS, library use).
  • Opportunity to write a senior honors thesis or other milestone projects.
  • Research assistants may work for credit hours or pay,¬†depending on experience level and funding.

More testimonials from our staff

Our research assistants (past and present) speak about their time working in the Kanfer-Ackerman lab.


Jen Chandler-Adesegun | Current Research Assistant

I am a cognitive science graduate from the University of Virginia. I joined the PARK Lab in Fall 2015 and hope to pursue an applied career in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.