Research Opportunities

Work as a Research Assistant in the Carey Lab for 2018-2019!

Seeking motivated student to assist with research in a development psychology laboratory. Employment opportunities are available for course credit, work-study, and volunteering. Learn state of the art research methods that provide a window into the minds of infants, toddlers, and children. Duties center around working on a project with a primary researcher and include: recruiting and scheduling child participants and their families, testing children in the lab or at daycares, data analysis, and aiding in the design of new studies. An interest in psychology and ability to work with young children is essential, and previous experience is a plus. Students must have a minimum of 10 hours a week to commit to the lab, and a two semester commitment is preferred. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested specifically in the field of developmental psychology, but also in psychological research more generally.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and transcript (unofficial is fine), to Nancy Soja at nnsoja[at]fas[dot]harvard[dot]edu

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Summer Research Assistant Internship Opportunities

The Laboratory for Developmental Studies at Harvard University hosts an annual summer internship. Interns will assist with developmental psychology research and learn state of the art research methods that provide a window into the minds of infants, toddlers, and children. Under the supervision of Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker, the lab studies such topics as language acquisition, numerical development, representation of objects and people, causality, and symbolic representation. Responsibilities of interns center around working on a project with a primary researcher and include: recruiting and scheduling child participants and their families, testing children in the lab or at daycares, data analysis, and aiding in the design of new studies. An interest in and ability to work with young children is essential. Internships are full time and 10 weeks in duration. Interns are strongly encouraged to apply for grants from their current institutions. However, a $1500 stipend is guaranteed for those who do not receive outside funding.

For additional information, please contact:

Nancy Soja
Carey Lab Manager
617-384-7918
nnsoja[at]fas[dot]harvard[dot]edu

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