Research Assistants


General RA Information

The typical RA spends 6-9 hours in the lab for 3 hours of PSY 5993 credit. Committed volunteers are also welcome. RAs are expected to participate in lab meetings (typically biweekly) that involve discussions of current research in the field, professional development, and other topics relevant to psychology, careers, and future education with a degree in psychology. At the end of the PSY 5993 experience, most RAs are eligible to receive a letter of recommendation from the lab when applying to graduate school or related jobs.

We typically accept applications for new RAs in April/May (for the Summer term), August/September (for the Fall semester), and November/December (for the Spring semester). Announcements for new applications will all be posted to this website and shared in Psych Scoop. 

If you have questions, please email Jami Eller (

Co-Parenting and Child Interactions Project

We are no longer accepting new applicants for this project for the summer session. We will likely be hiring new RAs for the fall semester. Check back here for details in August.  

Please contact Jami Eller ( if you have questions about this project. 


Friendship Coding Project

We are looking for conscientious undergraduate students to help with a coding project over the summer for the Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk and Adaptation (MLSRA). Students will be coding the friendship portion of the 32 year relationship interview for certain friendship themes and more. Students will be expected to commit to 9 hours of work per week over the summer, including attending a weekly meeting for reliability checks. If interested, please apply through the following link:

Please contact Grace Vieth ( with questions about this project.