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Interested in joining the Little Athenians Lab as a research assistant?

I am always looking for help on our ongoing projects (see here for more info on our current research studies), or to begin a whole new research project!


I am usually looking for students who are willing to commit to at least 2 consecutive semesters in the lab (though I am happy to chat with you about being in the lab for only one semester if you must, and/or volunteering only a few hours during a 2nd semester), and because much of the work that we will be doing is self-lead, I am also looking for students who are reliable, engaged, and intrinsically motivated. We may be designing a new research study "from scratch," reading research articles, submitting IRB applications, recruiting human participants for data collection, analyzing data (using R and/or SPSS), and/or preparing poster or oral presentations for local, regional, or international conferences. A lot of this work we do independently, so it's important that you have good time-management skills and feel comfortable working on your own (but of course, I'm always here to guide you on all aspects of research) :)

Also, if you'd like to help with our child studies, you may need to travel to local preschools and daycares (e.g., the Doheny Campus Child Development Center or schools in the Los Angeles area) for data collection, and must thus have a reliable means of transportation. 

If you have any questions about the duties of being a research assistant or about what it is like to conduct research in our lab, please don't hesitate to email me

Please download and complete this research asssistant application then

email it to Dr. Rojo at