Req Id:  29937
Job Title:  Child & Family Clinical Psychology Research Assistant
Job Description: 

Job Summary


The iCAN Lab at Purdue University (PI: Sarah Karalunas) is seeking a full-time research assistant to support data collection for grant-funded studies focused on children, families, and adults with ADHD. The research assistant will help with day-to-day lab operations including recruitment and scheduling; management of clinical, EEG, eye-tracking, and cognitive data; and both online and in-person data collection which can include any combination of clinical, intelligence, and neurophysiological assessments. They also will assist the lab manager with staff and volunteer training. Opportunities for mentored, independent research are available, if desired. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate interested in applying to graduate school. You must submit a cover letter to be considered.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Human Development or related field
  • 3 months to 1 year of experience in a research lab



  • Experience working with children and families
  • Familiarity with EEG/ERP, eye-tracking, or cognitive data 
  • Experience with online data collection in REDCap, Qualtrics, or similar platform
  • Experience with data management in SPSS, Excel



  • Commitment to supporting an inclusive laboratory environment
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal skills, and professionalism as a collegial team member
  • Ability to work as part of a team and train others
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to efficiently multi task and meet deadlines
  • Ability to anticipate needs and solve problems
  • Ability to have flexible hours that include some week-day evenings and some Saturdays (schedule negotiable)
  • Ability to work in-person on Purdue’s main campus in West Lafayette, IN


Additional Information: 

  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position   
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position 
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period 
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply 
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days 
Posting Start Date:  1/25/24