Joining the Lab

Thank you for your interest in working in the ANGST Lab! 

 

We currently have no RA positions open in the lab. Please check back again in November 2017. 

 

Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Research Assistants

The ANGST lab accepts undergraduate and post-bacc volunteers year round-- while our lab is in a university setting, we do not follow the traditional academic calendar and run our studies throughout the entire year. As a Research Assistant in our lab, the tasks and skills you may learn and be asked to do include, but are not limited to:

  • Running participants through study protocols  
  • Collecting psychophysiological measures (Galvanic skin response & electromyography)
  • Processing & analyzing psychophysiological data 
  • Entering & checking data
  • Creating & managing Qualtrics online questionnaires and surveys 
  • Using SPSS, Excel, and/or R to manage & analyze data  
  • Attend weekly lab meetings where lab business and research are discussed

The general requirement for working in the lab is a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week for 1 year. 10 hours per week does not include academic year breaks (i.e. spring break, university breaks, university closures, etc.). To be successful in the lab, we also recommend that you have completed PSY 3801 (Psy Measurement & Data Analysis) and PSY 3001 (Intro to Research Methods) or an equivalent, although this is not required. Please note for Fall 2017, we will prioritize applicants with greater than 10 hours of availability. However, if you feel you would only be able to meet the minimum of 10 hours per week, we still encourage you to apply! 

If you are interested in taking PSY 5993 (Research Lab in Psychology) or PSY 3901W (Major Project in Psychology), please note that you must have completed at least one semester in the lab to register (summer counts). More information on our requirements for completing Major Project within our lab can be found here

If you are interested in working in the lab as a Research Assistant, please email a) this application and b) a CV/Resume to our Lab Manager, Ashley Wright, at tack0014@umn.edu. After you submit your application, you can expect to receive a response within 1-2 weeks.