New! - Full Time Research Assistant PositionWe currently have an opening for a full-time research assistant for a one-year position to work on a John F. Templeton Foundation-funded research project exploring the psychology of religious belief in children and adults. Start date is flexible between now and June 2015.
The candidate will assist with: recruiting and scheduling study participants; consenting and testing participants; coding and entering data; and maintaining the research lab space. The position requires regular commitment to both weekday evening hours and weekend hours for the purposes of subject recruitment and data collection at both on-campus and off-campus testing sites. Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in psychology or a closely related field, prior research experience working in a psychology lab, and experience working with young children. Prior experience working in a developmental psychology lab is a plus.
Interested applicants should visit the Yale Human Resources website for more information. Click on "Search Openings" and enter STARS Requisition # 27549BR to view additional details about the position requirements and to apply.
New! - 2015 Summer InternshipWe are now accepting applications for our annual volunteer summer internship program, open to undergaduate students (and recent graduates) from any college or university. The Yale Mind and Development Lab Summer Internship will provide interns with the opportunity to work with graduate students and postdocs on both ongoing and new studies. Interns will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of research, including activities such as developing new project ideas, designing new experiments, recruiting participants, running experiments, analyzing data, and presenting results.
Applicants should provide the following:
1) An application form
2) A current resume/CV
3) An unofficial transcript
4) A recent lab report or paper (optional but recommended)
5) One letter of recommendation from a faculty member
Materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Recommenders should email letters directly to this address from their official email address.
The 2015 Summer Internship runs from June 1 - July 31, 2015.
Application materials are due by March 15th.
Semester Research AssistantsDuring Fall and Spring, Yale undergraduates may join the Mind and Development Lab, either for course credit, or as a volunteer. Students typically spend 8-10 hours per week assisting with research in the lab, as well as attending weekly lab meeting. Research Assistant activities may include:
- Running participants in lab
- Running participants in schools or museums
- Attending lab meetings
- Designing stimuli and new experiments
- Inputting and analyzing data
- Calling parents to schedule visits with their children
- Reading articles in preparation for lab meeting
If you are a Yale student interested in receiving course credit for research work during the academic year, please contact any of the graduate students or post docs listed on the people page.