Research: Lab Assistant

If you’re looking to get even more involved in research, a lab assistant position will allow you to get hands on experience in conducting an experiment. This is a great way to see if you would enjoy doing research, and to see exactly what is involved in conducting research.


Our lab is a large group of academics, PhD/Masters students, undergrad students, research assistants and lab volunteers. The research areas of the group are diverse, including eyewitness memory, face recognition, passport fraud, forensic decision-making and some other more theoretical work.

Role: As a volunteer, you may be asked to help run participants, process stimuli, pilot new experiments, analyse data, and/or set up new experiments using survey software.

Minimum requirement: 2nd year of study or later, be reliable, motivated

Minimum Commitment per week: at least 5 hours of work per week, including attending the lab meetings at 4-5pm on Thursdays

To apply email your CV and brief (100 words or less) responses to each question below to Dr James Dunn (

1.        What degree program are you in, and what year are you? (e.g., 2nd year Psychological Science)

2.        Why are you interested in volunteering in the forensic psychology lab?

3.        What do you find interesting about forensic psychology?

4.        Do you have any previous experience using photo-editing software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop) or conducting research?

5.        What day/s and times would you be available to volunteer?

6.        How many hours per week are you able to commit to for this term?

7.        Are you able to attend lab meetings at 4-5pm on Thursdays?

Volunteer | Forensic

Prof. Richard Kemp & Dr David White


PAID | statistical analyses

Lorenzo virgentini

Data Analysis

Dr Vigentini is looking for some assistance as a paid RA to help with the analysis of data. Initially with a commitment of 30 hours, this is likely to increase. 

The following are the requirements for the role: 

  • Excellent with R (familiar the typical psychology packages e.g. psych, likert, corr, lavaan etc.) 

  • Good grasp of typical statistical analysis for surveys and instrument validation

  • Broad understanding of psychometrics and interest in differential psychology

  • Self-driven and autonomous 

  • Undergraduate or Postgraduate, as long as you have demonstrable skills, otherwise the learning curve may be too steep for the timing 

We are happy to work around your schedule, but need to be consistent, ideally working 2-3 days a week. 

To apply, please email Lorenzo Vigentini at to express your interest, with your CV attached. 




Prof. Eddie Harmon-Jones

motivation and emotion

My lab studies the psychology of motivation and emotion, employing social and neuroscience approaches. We are interested in the interplay of cognition, emotion, and motivation. The majority of research conducted in the lab is derived from theory. We use multiple measures in our research (e.g., self-reports, reaction times, electroencephalographic activity, event-related brain potentials, electrocardiography, electromyography). Other the last few years, these broad research interests have been realised in lines of research on anger and cognitive dissonance.

The role is unpaid. It could involve a variety of tasks, from running participants in lab experiments to processing behavioural or EEG data (depending on your interests). It could involve a variety of tasks, from running participants in lab experiments to processing behavioural or EEG data (depending on your interests). 

Minimum commitment per week: 6 hours per week

No other minimum requirements to apply.

Please get in touch with me at if you would be interested in this position.



VOLUNTEER | developmental

A/prof. eva kimonis


The clinic serves families of young children with emotional & behavioural problems, particularly with children presenting callous-unemotional traits. This position will provide students with intensive exposure to cutting-edge clinical research using a variety of assessment methods and working directly with clinical participants.

Ideal for second- or third-year students interested in pursuing postgraduate study in Developmental, Clinical, or Forensic Psychology. The successful applicant will join an active and diverse research lab of under/postgraduate students and psychologists within a dynamic research clinic setting. 

Requirements: Applicants are required to provide a record of immunisation to work on site, and complete a Working With Children Check and police background check, Students must have a WAM of 80 or higher. Previous research experience and/or experience working with young children is preferred.

Minimum commitment: One year commitment of 8 hours per week. Ability to travel to sister clinics located in Carramar and Ingleburn is recommended but not necessary.

To apply please email the following to A/Prof Eva Kimonis ( and cc Georgie Fleming(lab postdoc,

  • Full name, zID number,

  • Resume, academic transcript with proof of WAM, availabilities

  • And a paragraph explaining why you are interested in the position