Student working on a research project.

Undergraduate Research Assistant

The Alcohol Research Lab is currently conducting several laboratory-based and questionnaire studies examining the relationship between alcohol cues, mood, beliefs about alcohol, and drinking behavior in college students. We are also examining associations between trauma, PTSD, and alcohol and other drug use (including tobacco). Laboratory studies use both self-report and psychophysiological measurement of mood and alcohol cue reactivity. This is a very active research lab which currently consists of 9 undergraduate research assistants, and 5 graduate students. Laboratory meetings are held weekly. Didactic presentations in the area of alcohol and addiction are presented monthly.

Job Description: RAs will be responsible for participant recruitment, telephone screening and scheduling of research participants, and assisting with laboratory and questionnaire data collection. This includes the administration of some semi-structured interviews, as well as some alcohol administration. The RAs will also be responsible for data entry and verification.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Psychology
Student Skill-Set Needed: Undergraduate RAs must be motivated, reliable, and have excellent organizational skills. Prior experience working in research with college student populations, and familiarity with basic data collection and tracking procedures are preferred. Individuals w
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Jennifer Read
Department: Psychology
Office: 224 Park Hall
Phone: (645)365-0224