Undergraduate Application

Volunteer RA or Psychology 264/464 Position

Undergraduate researchers are the foundation of the DIGR Lab. Researcher assistants gain experience with both standard and advanced social psychological and social networking methods. Professor Bergsieker works directly with undergraduate research assistants, engaging them in the research process and providing personalized mentorship. 

Responsibilities and Requirements

Research assistant duties include participant recruitment, running experiments, study design feedback, data entry and management, coding data, preparing materials for studies, and data analysis.
The time commitment is ideally 8 hours per week on average, with a minimum of 6 hours per week.
Well-qualified applicants should be interested in psychology research, organized, reliable, conscientious, and detail-oriented, with at least a 75% average in completed psychology courses. Prior research experience and programming/technical experience are assets but not required.

Application Process

Our lab is accepting new researchers. To apply, please complete the online application form within the first two weeks of each term.Applying before the deadline is highly recommended, but applications may also be submitted throughout the term.
Please allow 30 minutes to complete the online Undergraduate Volunteer RA Application and be prepared to upload your unofficial transcript.
Please note that a preference is given toward students who can be involved in the lab for longer periods of time due to the amount of training that goes into each Undergraduate Researcher, as well as students who are available for at least two consecutive terms. In the 2019-2020 year, admission to the DIGR Lab was highly selective, but please do not let that deter you from applying. Students from underrepresented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. We look forward to adding some more talented, committed, and engaged students to our lab team this upcoming term!
If you have any questions, please contact: digrlab@uwaterloo.ca