Employment Opportunities

In the Personality and Social Development Research Laboratory at Temple University we often hire Research Assistants to work on our many ongoing projects. For more information on the jobs, qualifications and duties of employees of the Lab, please see below.

If you’re interested in joining our lab, please submit a cover letter and resume to us at psdrl@temple.edu.

Job Title:
Research Assistant (RA) full-time
Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) part-time


For a full-time RA, salary starts in the upper-20’s.  Full time employees also receive a full range of Temple perks including (but not limited to) medical, dental and vision coverage, full tuition remission up to 8 credit hours per semester for undergraduate and graduate classes, pension plans, free professional development seminars and computer training workshops, free and low cost recreational facilities.  Please visit temple.edu/hr/
GRAs receive tuition remission and a monthly stipend.

For a full-time position we require a B.A. or B.S. from accredited institution, preferably in Psychology. GRAs must be currently enrolled in a graduate study program at Temple University. Research experience is preferred along with prior work with children. Applicants must be computer literate (knowledge of PC and Microsoft Office, experience with Access and PowerPoint preferred), excellent written, oral, and organizational skills required. Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends may be required. Must have access to a telephone that is not a cell phone. Access to reliable transportation to travel local region may be required. Travel to areas not supported by public transportation may be necessary. Ability to occasionally travel out of state may be required.

Depending on the study conducted at the time of employment, duties could involve training and certification on the administration of various psychological measures to track child development, training and certification on the process of conducting observations in area child care facilities, and administration of standardized interviews with study participants. All positions will perform administrative duties: pre and post data collection paperwork, phone calls to schedule visits and track data, assist other data collection teams when necessary, perform data entry and data management functions, and perform other duties as assigned.

Undergraduate student workers

Typical clerical duties for our student workers include running campus errands, filing, data entry, and photocopying. In addition, students can participate in administering phone interviews and working with the siblings of our study children during data collection visits.

For information, contact mweinrau@temple.edu.