Are you interested in a career as a researcher or clinician specializing in ethnic minority mental health?

Getting involved in a research lab is a great way to learn how scientific knowledge is produced and to discover whether this field is right for you.

Research assistants in my lab work closely with me and a team of graduate students on one or more studies related to race, culture and psychotherapy.  Depending on the project, you will have an opportunity to receive training in qualitative and quantitative research methods and participate in such aspects as the development of research questions and hypotheses, literature reviews, design and distribution of surveys, coding and analysis of video data, data entry and management, and presentation of research findings.

Most students who work in my lab are graduate students or undergraduate students completing their senior work projects.  While I do not offer paid research assistant positions, some students receive federal work-study funds. 


Requirements for research assistants


  • Commitment to working 6-8 hours/week, including research meetings

  • Consistent attendance and active participation in research meetings

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Is a good team player-- volunteers for tasks, supports other students and labmates, shows initiative and seeks feedback

  • Demonstrated interest in social justice and diversity issues in psychology

  • Professionalism and attention to detail

  • Emotional maturity

  • Foreign language skills (Spanish, Chinese) desired but not required

How to apply


Please send the information below, along with your CV and transcript, to my lab manager Jennifer Whitney (

  • Your name and contact information

  • Your GPA

  • Hours you are available to work

  • A brief description of what you want to get out of being a research assistant in my lab.

  • Your research interests (be specific)

  • Your career goals

  • Relevant work and research experience (if any)

  • Which lab projects are you interested in joining and why?