Join Us as a Research Assistant
Fall 2017: We are not currently reviewing applications for research assistant positions in our lab. Although we do not anticipate making any additions to our research team for the fall, it is possible that positions will become available. For this reason, we accept applications for RA positions on a rolling basis and encourage everyone who is interested to complete the application process.
RAs will be involved in a variety of projects over the course of their time in the YR² Lab. For Fall 2017, RA duties will likely include: participating in weekly lab meetings, conducting literature reviews, assisting with data entry and analysis for several large research projects, and helping to collect and monitor data for a study using ecological momentary assessment (EMA) techniques. As RAs gain more experience in the lab, they will have the opportunity to observe clinical interviews, assist with manuscripts and conference presentations, and potentially complete more intensive work in the lab, such as a senior honors thesis.
We are looking for RAs who can devote 10-12 hours per week, either for course credit (UR undergraduates: 4 course credits per academic semester) or as volunteers. We are particularly interested in recruiting RAs who are able to make a longer-term commitment (i.e., at least one academic year) to the lab.
Notes to Prospective Applicants
Prior experience in research or clinical work, while valued, is not required for our RAs. If you have limited experience in these areas, please describe any other relevant skills or experiences that would contribute to your success in a clinical research setting under “additional information” at the end of the application.
Finally, we wish to emphasize that our lab's focus is on understanding self-injury and suicide risk from a clinical science perspective and that our day-to-day work is very much grounded in the research process. We deeply appreciate the personal connections that so many feel to the cause of suicide prevention and intervention, and we understand that many of our prospective applicants feel drawn to our research for reasons of great personal significance. It is true that personal investment in our research topic can contribute considerably to success in the research environment, but it is also critical for our RAs to benefit academically and professionally from their work in the lab. For this reason, we ask that you reflect on your interests and determine whether working in our lab would be a good fit for you on the basis of your academic and professional goals prior to applying for an RA position.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit the application below and send a current CV or resume via email to our lab manager, Angela Santee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and "RA Application" in the subject of the email.
Thank you for your interest in our lab! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about the RA position or the application process in general.