Paid RA Positions

Paid Research Assistant Positions

From time to time, paid RA positions become available in the Adult Development and Psychometrics Lab. Notices of available paid RA positions may be posted in this section of the lab website, sent out through the ECPS listserve, posted in the Depts. of ECPS and Psychology, and posted on the doors of Dr. Hubley’s office (Rm. 2316, Scarfe Bldg.) and the lab (Rm. 2405, Scarfe Bldg.). In addition, students with particular skill sets (e.g., interviewing skills, SPSS, psychological assessment, experience working with specific groups such as individuals who are homeless or who are elderly) or interests related to the lab (e.g., neuropsychology, homelessness, age identity) may send a brief cover letter and CV/resume to Dr. Hubley via e-mail at She will keep this information on file and contact you if an appropriate position becomes available.

Current Positions?

Meeting Measurement Goals: How Do Adults Process Self-Esteem Items in Questionnaires?

The purpose of this study is to examine how adults from the general community process items on a measure of self-esteem. Specifically, we want to understand the mechanisms underlying what people think about, feel, or do when answering different types of self-esteem items.

Positions: 1 or 2 paid R.A. positions

Responsibilities: Research assistants will be involved in one or more of the following activities: (a) recruiting adult study participants; (b) conducting and digital audio-recording of interviews in the field; (c) transcription of interviews with accuracy checks; (d) coding of interviews; (e) assisting with thematic analysis; and (f) assisting with knowledge dissemination.

Desirable Experience: Ideally, applicants will have experience with one or more of the following: (a) recruitment and data collection with community samples; (b) experience with interviewing or Talk Aloud Protocols; (c) transcription; (d) qualitative research; (e) successful completion of CNPS 362 (Basic Interviewing Skills), and (f) successful completion of EPSE 528 (Basic Principles of Measurement).

Desirable Qualifications: Applicants will need: (a) excellent time management and organizational skills; (b) excellent interpersonal skills; (c) English as a first or primary language; (d) detail-oriented; and (e) ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Pay: $22/hr. to start (can increase depending on skill level and proven capabilities and responsibilities in the job)

Availability: Approximately May 15, 2018 to Apr. 30, 2019

Hours: Flexible (average of 8 hrs/week but timeline can be compressed, especially during the summer)

Submit a brief cover letter (indicating your interest in, and fit with, this position as well as your general availability), your CV, and the names, position, and contact information for two references to Dr. Anita M. Hubley ( Review of applications will begin April 27, 2018. Applications will be accepted until these positions are filled and this posting is removed.