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.

 
 
 

VOLUNTEER | cLINICAL

pROF. TOM DENSON & PROF. MICHELLE MOULDS

Goals & Depression

You will work with a current MPsych(Clin)/PhD candidate on a project investigating goals and depression. The data you will work with are lists of participants’ personal goals. Your task will be to inspect and rate the goals on a number of dimensions (e.g., goal domain, goal specificity). We will provide detailed instructions and training on procedures for coding. Subsequently, your ratings will be compared against those of another coder, and you will resolve discrepancies through discussion.

This role would provide an opportunity to gain additional exposure to clinically relevant research, without requiring a very long-term commitment.

Requirements:

  • Third year psychology student preferred, also open to second year applicants

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Would suit a student with interests in depression and/or motivation research

Minimum commitment: Approximately 5 hours + 2 hours training, across a 2-week period (schedule can be arranged to match your convenience).  

To apply, please contact Dilan Sellahewa (d.sellahewa@psy.unsw.edu.au) with the following details:

  • Your studies to date

  • Most recent WAM

  • Any previous research experience

  • When you would be available to start

 
 

VOLUNTEER |social

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 e.harmon-jones@unsw.edu.au if you would be interested in this position.

 

 

VOLUNTEER | developmental

A/prof. eva kimonis

UNSW PARENT-CHILD RESEARCH CLINIC

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 (e.kimonis@unsw.edu.au) and cc Georgie Fleming(lab postdoc, g.fleming@unsw.edu.au):

  • Full name, zID number,

  • Resume, academic transcript with proof of WAM, availabilities

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

 
 

 
 

VOLUNTEER | CLINICAL

SCIENTIA PROF. RICHARD BRYANT

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Richard Bryant’s lab in the School of Psychology is seeking highly motivated 2nd or 3rd year Psychology students for volunteer research assistant positions. This position will provide students with intensive exposure to cutting-edge clinical research (in the field of PTSD) using a variety of methods. It is ideal for students interested in pursuing postgraduate study in Clinical or Forensic Psychology.

The successful applicant will provide assistance across all areas of research, with a particular focus on running participants through an experiment. Previous research experience is beneficial, although not essential. 

Minimum commitment: 8 hours per week (negotiable; can be split over 2 days).

To apply please contact Hannah Gutmann (h.gutmann@unsw.edu.au) with the following details:

  • Full name, zID number

  • Resume, copy of your academic transcript,

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