Now Hiring Student Research Assistants

Update: These positions have been filled for AY 2023-24 as of 8/3/23. Thank you for your interest!

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Dr. Kati Corlew’s Psychology in Context Lab (PiC Lab) is hiring Research Assistants!

This position is part of the Barracuda Project (Biodiversity and RuRal Adaptation to Climate Change Using Data Analysis), an interdisciplinary and multi-university team, and is funded by an NSF EPSCoR grant.

These are mentored positions. You will join a team of four RAs who actively participate in research training and the development of science communication, outreach, and engagement research to support local farmers with climate adaptation tools.

Can be fully remote!

This position pays $16.80/hr, up to 15 hours/week. The position will continue through Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.

Position Responsibilities

  • Being an active member of the PiC Lab by attending weekly lab meetings in person or via Zoom and actively contributing to research development, implementation, analysis, and dissemination;
  • Participating in research training;
  • Collaboratively drafting research materials including measures, protocols, and dissemination materials;
  • Providing collaborative feedback on materials drafted by others in the Lab;
  • Maintaining confidential research participant records, including consent forms, communication records, and research data;
  • Maintaining a welcoming and professional presence at all community events;
  • Transcribing focus group recordings and other data input as needed;
  • Maintaining a cool head and creatively troubleshooting the inevitable snags in the research process;
  • Other activities as needed/desired.

Position Requirements

  • Be currently enrolled and in good standing at UMA;
  • Have basic computer skills, including facility with word processor and spreadsheet software (e.g. MS Word and Excel; Google Docs and Sheets);
  • Basic writing and public speaking skills.
  • Preference will be given to students who:
    • Have completed one or more Research Methods course(s) (e.g., SSC 220, SSC 320), Qualitative Research Methods course (e.g., SSC 360) and/or Climate Change related course (e.g., PSY 333);
    • Have excellent writing, public speaking, or creative design skills.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter/statement of interest to