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CIRCLE Lab Undergraduate RA

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Thank you for your interest! The CIRCLE Lab at UNC in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department is looking for motivated undergraduate research assistants to join our team who are interested in graduate school in a social science discipline (psychology, social work, education), medical school, or allied disciplines. For more information on our lab, please see our lab website at

We are currently hiring volunteer research assistants for the following positions:
1. Recruiting families with children ages 4-7 into the WHALE study
(Good for those interested in talking to families outside of the lab)
2. Assisting with various tasks at in-person study visits (data entry and management also required)
(Good for those interested in psychology research with high attention to detail)
3. Finger prick with children and their caregivers at in-person study visits (data entry and management also required)
(Good for those interested in medical or nursing fields)
4. Editing structural brain MRI images in FreeSurfer
(Good for those interested in neuroscience research)
5. Qualitative coding of parent-child interaction videos
(Good for those interested in psychology research, particularly parenting, with high attention to detail)
6. Assisting with a meta-analysis
(Good for those interested in psychology research, particularly reading and synthesizing existing science papers, with high attention to detail)
Competitive applicants will have experience in psychological research (including successfully completing courses on research methods and statistics).

In addition, competitive applicants will show a high level of responsibility and attention to detail, and will be able to articulate how this position will help them reach their professional goals. We also prefer applicants who will commit to being in the lab for at least two semesters.

The CIRCLE Lab is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive academic community. We strongly encourage applications from diverse backgrounds who are committed to contributing to this goal in addition to applicants from historically under-represented groups. For our Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Antiracism Statement, please see:

If you are applying to work in our lab, we require that you are able to commit at least 10 hours per week. Study visits frequently happen on weekends and weeknights after 5pm, so flexible availability is highly preferred.

To apply, please fill out the following application:

The deadline to apply is August 15th, 2022. Please direct questions to

Faculty Advisor
Margaret Sheridan
Research Supervisor
Amy Carolus
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