Selcuk Sirin's Research Lab

Join Our Research Team!

Thank you for your interest! As a research assistant, you will learn about the nuts and bolts of doing psychological research in a friendly and enthusiastic environment.

What Will I Be Doing? As a research assistant, you will be given the opportunity to work closely with other members of the lab (including undergraduate and graduate students, members of the community, academic professionals, Dr. Sirin) on one or more of our current research projects. Your responsibilities may include: collecting and managing data; transcribing and coding; doing library research; designing studies; doing literature searches and reviews; maintaining the lab; administering surveys; preparing study materials; contacting study participants on the phone; and contacting recruitment sites. R.A.'s also contribute to the maintenance of the lab (e.g., managing desktop folders, cleaning, copying articles, filing, answering the phone) and to attend a weekly 1-hour research meeting.

During these meetings, we: take care of administrative tasks; talk about conceptual and methodological issues related to immigration and identity studies; check-in with various projects; discuss funding (scholarships, grants)opportunities); provide feedback on papers and presentations, and plan preparation of manuscripts and posters for conferences!

We request a minimum of a 6 hour commitment a week for at least 1 academic year. This level of involvement will help you gain the most from this experience.

What Qualifications Do I Need? We're looking for research assistants with a range of experiences and qualifications. An interest in psychological science and in pursuing graduate studies in psychology is ideal. We're looking for intellectually curious, diligent, and organized team players who are interested in immigrants and/or identity.

How Do I Join? Please contact us by phone (212)992-9486 (Lab) or (212) 998-5364 (Dr. Sirin).