Work-Study Research Assistant Program

McInerney-wetlandsAre you are an undergraduate student with a federal work-study award? Would you be interested in assisting with faculty research for your work-study employment? If so, the Work-Study Research Assistant Program can help connect you to available research opportunities on campus.

Why Research?

There are many reasons to consider pursuing a position as a research assistant. Participation in undergraduate research is one way to explore your academic interests, learn about how research is conducted at the university, and build transferable skills useful in a range of fields. Read more about what other UConn undergraduates have to say about how they have benefited from engaging in undergraduate research.

How Can I Apply?

Asahi HoqueIf you have a federal work-study award for 2019-20, apply for one of the research job postings in the JobX system listed below. You may apply to more than one posting if it aligns with your goals and interests. Please follow the specifications of the posting and upload all requested information (e.g., resume, cover letter, availability, references). Only applications from undergraduate students with work-study awards will be considered.

Applications are currently being accepted for all of the positions below with a status of “open.” As applications are being reviewed on an ongoing basis, we encourage you to apply for all positions that interest you as soon as possible. Please check this page regularly as positions will be added frequently through the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester. Students with Fall 2019 work-study awards must secure a job by September 20, 2019 or their awards will be canceled.

Job Postings for Fall 2019 (listed alphabetically by department)

Job Posting Faculty Member(s) Department Brief Position Description Status
10467 Steven Utke Accounting This position involves collecting income tax data of publicly traded firms in order to determine how much tax these firms owe on their foreign earnings. Closed
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Kristen Cooksey Stowers Allied Health Sciences This student will contribute to research on food and nutrition policy, health equity, food insecurity, food deserts/food swamps, community-based nutrition interventions under Dr. Kristen Cooksey-Stowers. Closed – Storrs;

Closed – Hartford

10692 Valerie Duffy Allied Health Sciences Effective prevention of obesity starts early in life through developing healthy preferences and eating behaviors. Join our research team, which will leverage a private social media group to reach income-challenged families to share information, helpful ideas, and evidence-based recommendations about feeding toddlers in a format that is engaging and encouraging. Filled
10482 Sherry Pagoto Allied Health Sciences Gain well-rounded research experience in our Center for mHealth and Social Media located in the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy. Our research is focused on weight loss, skin cancer prevention, mHealth, and social media. We have many projects going on at all different phases allowing for an opportunity to gain experience in each phase from study startup to recruitment, data collection, reporting, and interpretation. Filled
10468 Molly Waring Allied Health Sciences My research focuses on the use of social media and technology for health behavior change, particularly weight management among childbearing women. Current projects include a NIH-funded study to conduct a pilot feasibility randomized trial to compare a post-partum weight loss intervention delivered via Facebook versus in-person groups, a pilot study examining the use of Instagram related to weight gain during pregnancy, and an examination of the presence on social media of misinformation related to childhood nutrition. Research Assistants will be involved in multiple aspects of these projects, and will work with an interdisciplinary research team that includes faculty, research staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Filled
10466 Dennis D’Amico Animal Science We are looking for students interested in food science and microbiology to work in our research lab.  Our research focuses on improving the safety and quality of milk and value-added dairy products. This position involves assisting with food safety related lab experiments aimed at controlling pathogenic microorganisms in milk and cheese. Closed
10459 Sarah Reed Animal Science Ongoing research in the Reed Lab focuses on how maternal diet during gestation alters offspring muscle development. This position will assist with an ongoing research project feeding pregnant ewes specified diets and assisting in data collection and the care of animals. Closed
10519 Alexia Smith Anthropology This position involves cataloging modern botanical reference material within a database, documenting and measuring modern and ancient plant remains from Armenia using microscopy and imaging software in order to better understand the process of fruit domestication and landscape use in the past. The position also involves the creation of reference material that can be used to help identify archaeological specimens. Training will be provided on a range of microscope and image analysis software. Skills acquired through this position are transferrable to a range of lab-based employment opportunities. Filled
10476 Kelly Dennis Art and Art History Biographical research of a early- to mid-20th-century woman photographer and vaudeville dancer (ca. 1920-70s). Primary research of online and paper ephemera sources of newspapers, brochures, pamphlets seeking advertisements and photographs of the artist’s bi-coastal dance career and her later work as a professional photographer in Tucson, AZ. Other artists may be included in the research. Closed
10512 Krystyna Gielo-Perczak Biomedical Engineering Development of a user-friendly mobile interface and control app for a rehabilitation device. Work includes programming and engineering of control electronics and sensors, and application of experience with the design of Android apps to ensure usability Closed
10516 Anson Ma Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering We are looking for motivated individuals to help perform 3D printing experiments for pharmaceutical, food, and electronic applications. Filled
10517 Anson Ma Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering We are looking for motivated individuals to help perform a comprehensive literature search on 3D printing research for pharmaceutical, food, and electronics applications. Of particular interests are state-of-the-art printers and related process modeling efforts. Filled
10582 Anson Ma Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering/Institute of Materials Science We are looking for motivated individuals to assist with preparing and testing personal care products (lotions) for a project sponsored by Unilever. Filled
10475 Luyi Sun Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering/Institute of Materials Science In this position, students will be trained to work on multi-functional nanostructured materials for various applications. They will learn how to design materials with unique structure (down to nano- and molecular-scale) for specific applications, such as packaging, energy, catalysis, etc. In most cases, the structural design and control are the keys to the high performance of these materials. Filled
10729 Eugene Pinkhassik Chemistry This position involves research in the area of organic nanomaterials. Our research focuses on using vesicle-templated polymer nanocapsules to address current problems in energy-related technologies, medical imaging and treatment, and environmental sensing. Filled
10621 Steve Suib Chemistry/Institute of Materials Science This position involves research in the area of inorganic chemistry and materials science. Our research concerns synthesis and characterization of materials that are used in adsorption, batteries, ceramics, catalysis, semiconductors, and related areas. Filled
10697 Joe Johnson Computer Science and Engineering This position involves research in macroeconomic modeling.  That is, the goal is to explore novell approaches to building models that explain macroeconomic phenomena for the purpose of explanation of relationships between macroeconomic factors and prediction of such factors.  These models will will take the form of either top-down models, in which machine learning/deep learning is used to develop reliable, predictive models, or bottom-up models where such models are based on individual agents, interactions between them, adaptation of these agents takes place, and emergent behavior at a macro level can be observed.  Literature review will also be performed in this research area. Filled
10495 Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo Curriculum and Instruction The position entails assisting our team of researchers investigating student equity for racial, ethnic, linguistic, migrant, and LGBTQPIA+ groups in K-12 as well as college STEM contexts. Filled
10477 Jennifer Scapetis-Tyler Drama Are you interested in accents or phonetics?  Are you great with computers or music theory?  This position involves assisting with research into the intonation patterns of various accents, specifically finding pitch relationships in particular speech utterances. Filled
10508 Daniel Bolnick Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions in stickleback fish.  The work-study student will primarily be involved in assisting with fish care – rearing juvenile three spine stickleback that will eventually be used in an experiment focused on interactions with adult stickleback and their tapeworm parasites. Possible additional duties include assisting with literature searches, image analysis, and fish dissection. Closed
10509 Daniel Bolnick Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Genetic mapping and transgenesis in stickleback fish.  The work-study student will have the opportunity to learn and assist performing CRISPR/Cas9 transgenic experiment in stickleback. Additionally, the student will also gain hands-on experience with fish care, dissection, immune phenotyping etc. Closed
10510 Daniel Bolnick Ecology and Evolutionary Biology The Bolnick lab is an ecological and evolutionary lab that studies immunology and host-parasite dynamics in the three spined-stickleback. This position entails working on current projects developing in vitro methods for assaying key immune responses using cell culture. Filled
10671 Bernard Goffinet Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Our lab’s research focuses on the role of whole genome duplication in the diversification of plants, using mosses as model organisms. A student in this position will assist in research focusing on the frequency and significance of hybridization (e.g., identification of new species to science), that is sexual reproduction involving parents from two species. Filled
10672 Bernard Goffinet Ecology and Evolutionary Biology The lab’s research focus is on whole genome duplication in the diversification of plans, using mosses as model organisms. Seeking a student in plant biology and evolution to grow and maintain moss cultures, including propagation, watering, weeding, and monitoring. A student in this position will assist in research focusing on the morphological or developmental signatures of whole genome duplication Closed
10461 Sarah Knutie Ecology and Evolutionary Biology We study the evolutionary ecology of host-parasite relationships, which includes understanding how hosts defend themselves against parasites and disease and the distribution of parasite communities. Specific to this position, we are working on a citizen science project with box-nesting birds and their parasites throughout the United States. Closed
10460 Mark Urban Ecology and Evolutionary Biology We study how ecology and evolutionary biology interact to determine responses to natural and human-caused disturbances, including climate change, in a variety of systems, ranging from Connecticut amphibians to fish in the Alaskan Arctic. Filled
10486 Jorge M. Agüero Economics/El Instituto The study will test whether inclusive education policies help reduce gender and ethnic discrimination in the labor market of developing countries. Student will help run a large randomized controlled experiment conducted in collaboration with colleagues in Peru. Filled
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Oskar Harmon Economics A randomized control experiment to measure the effect of the Economics tutoring program on improving learning outcomes for students taking principles of economics courses.  Participants in the experiment will be randomly assigned to treatment and control groups based on their first exam scores.  Participation in the experiment is entirely voluntary. Closed -Stamford campus & Closed – Storrs
10619 Milagros Castill0-Montoya Educational Leadership This position will focus on doing a systematic literature review on protest moments by university students in Puerto Rico and the response of the universities to these protests. Closed
10463 Melissa Bray Educational Psychology I plan to run studies using video self-modeling for stuttering and other mind/body health intervention studies focusing on stress, anxiety, depression (e.g., Relaxation & Guided Imagery with cancer patients; Written Emotional Expression for asthmatics). My main research focus is on mind body health, in addition to psychological treatments for stuttering, and school-based programs for internalizing and externalizing behaviors. Filled
10581 Sandra M. Chafouleas Educational Psychology This position entails working with Dr. Chafouleas and her research team, with specific emphasis on tasks for the UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH: see http://csch.uconn.edu).  The CSCH mission is to facilitate innovative research and dissemination in school and child health, acknowledging that a whole child lens that integrates academics and health in serving students leads to better student outcomes across domains (academic, social, emotional, behavioral, physical).  Although CSCH is engaged in many scholarly activities, the primary job tasks for this position include synthesis of research in different areas related to school and child health, with the intent to disseminate information on evidence-informed policy and practices (e.g. what are best practices for increasing physical activity?, what has the policy impact been on changes to school nutrition programs?) in multi-media formats (e.g., brief user-friendly reports, podcasts). Closed
10632 E. Jean Gubbins Educational Psychology Thinking Like Mathematicians: Challenging All Grade 3 Students is a research study focusing on algebraic thinking, multiplication, and division. The study takes place in general education classes. Filled
10465 James Kaufman Educational Psychology I conduct studies and develop theories about creativity; my particular focuses are creativity and social justice/fairness; creativity and meaning (of life); and, broadly, the measurement of creativity. Prior experience is less important than a willingness to work hard, an interest in social science/educational research, and, especially, an interest in creativity as a topic to be studied. Filled
10464 Tamika La Salle Educational Psychology The purpose of this position is to support research in two primary areas: (1) assessing early childhood readiness among pre-kindergarten children in Connecticut and (2) Working on research project and grants aimed at making cultural adaptations to existing school interventions so that they are more culturally responsive. This work also includes designing tools to support the integration and use of school climate data within school improvement teams. Filled
10456 John Ayers Electrical and Computer Engineering The research assistant will: i) conduct a review of published results pertaining to the strain relaxation and defects in semiconductor device structures such as high-speed transistors and solar cells; ii) make use of a proprietary model for dislocation dynamics in semiconductor structures; and  iii) compare experimental and modeling results.  Successful completion of this work may lead to a journal publication or a conference presentation. Closed
10634 Abhishek Dutta Electrical and Computer Engineering The project involves design of Cyborgs or robotic insects i.e. design and programming of circuits for sensing and control of the brain of insects. Some expertise exists in the group. Other possibilities are analyzing or designing systems for healthcare. Closed
10730 Sung Yeul Park Electrical and Computer Engineering Student will participate in designing and testing a battery management system (BMS). BMS requires not only hardware circuit but also software programming. Therefore, involving students in this project will learn and equip hands-on experience. Closed
10493 Clarissa Ceglio & Wes Hamrick Greenhouse Studios Greenhouse Studios is seeking a creative, energetic, well-rounded, and well-organized student to assist with marketing and to produce and schedule branded content relating to Greenhouse Studios’ projects and events at Greenhouse Studios. This is an especially good opportunity for students interested in marketing and/or graphic arts and humanities who wishes to learn about outreach and marketing at the intersection of technology, humanities, and the arts. Closed
10494 Clarissa Ceglio & Wes Hamrick Greenhouse Studios Greenhouse Studios is seeking a creative, energetic, well-rounded, and well-organized student to conceptualize, design and organize programming for the Greenhouse Studios gallery wall. Working collaboratively with studio staff and graduate students, the student in this position will design and curate one or two exhibitions per semester and organize gallery receptions for the exhibitions. This position is ideal for students in any area of the fine arts, including art or art history, as well as museum studies or digital media and design. Closed
10473 Fiona Vernal History Project explores the history of West Indian, African American, and Puerto Rican migration to the Greater Hartford region from the 1940s to the contemporary period. The project will premiere an exhibition focused on housing access, discrimination, and home ownership in October 2019 at the Hartford Public Library. Student tasks are related to assisting professor and research team with research and development of exhibition content. Research includes mapping settlement patterns in Hartford County.  Student may focus on one group or one theme including, but not limited to: civil rights, education, housing codes, home ownership, evictions, migrant labor, immigration laws, public housing, religious affiliation. Filled
10496 Fiona Vernal History Project explores the history of West Indian, African American, and Puerto Rican migration to the Greater Hartford region from the 1940s to the contemporary period. The project will premiere an exhibition focused on housing access, discrimination, and home ownership in October 2019 at the Hartford Public Library. Student tasks are related to assisting professor and research team with research and development of exhibition content. Research includes mapping settlement patterns in Hartford County.  Student may focus on one group or one theme including, but not limited to: civil rights, education, housing codes, home ownership, evictions, migrant labor, immigration laws, public housing, religious affiliation.  Students from the Hartford Campus students are welcome. Filled -Hartford campus
10472 Walter Woodward History Assist Dr. Walt Woodward (History Department) with developing a field guide (manual) for the public humanities:  tasks include transcription of audio materials, creating a content guide, creating profile of faculty and student projects, and researching best practices in the field. Closed
10480 Annamaria Csizmadia Human Development and Family Studies I am seeking an undergraduate Research Assistant to assist with tasks related to my ongoing research projects, which focus on ethnic-racial minority and immigrant youth’s social-emotional adjustment, cognitive development, and academic success. Projects utilize existing national datasets and data collect via an online survey of UConn college students to examine ethnic-racial identity, ethnic-racial socialization, and social-emotional well-being among children, adolescents, and young adults of color. Filled -Stamford campus
10501 Rachel Tambling Human Development and Family Studies The Work-Study RA will support research activities in the Clinical Outcome and Process Research Laboratory. This laboratory focuses on research, which seeks to model processes that contribute to successful outcomes in individual, couple, and family therapy. We are specifically interested in therapy initialization, service utilization, and factors that contribute to successful outcomes. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in therapy processes and outcomes, and may be interested in a future career in marriage and family therapy, counseling, or social work. The successful candidate will be discrete, detail oriented, and able to maintain client confidentiality and effective research protocol. The assistant will primarily be assigned to research writing and transcription. Filled
10479 Oh Sung Kwon Kinesiology The Integrative Physiology Lab in the Department of Kinesiology is looking for the research assistant to conduct physiological and molecular experiments to work on variety skeletal muscle and vascular research project. This position will primarily involve studies of mitochondria and mitochondrial-derived oxidative stress in both animal and human clinical research. Filled
10471 Linda Pescatello Kinesiology The student will act as an undergraduate research assistant for the Department of Kinesiology Health Fitness Research Laboratory as part of the SPIRE (Syntheses of Prevention Intervention Research in Exercise) research team. SPIRE research projects are mainly systematic reviews and meta-analysis of the exercise and health literature. In these research projects, we pool data from hundreds of exercise trials to identify what combinations of patient clinical and exercise characteristics achieve optimal therapeutic benefit for the targeted physical or mental health outcome we are investigating.

The student will act as an undergraduate research assistant for the Department of Kinesiology Health Fitness Research Laboratory as part of the OPTIMIZE research team. OPTIMIZE is a project to operationalize an evidence-based clinical decision supporting system that helps health care and exercise professionals to design individualized exercise prescription for adults with multiple cardiovascular disease risk factors into a mobile application.

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10630 Hendrikus van der Hulst Linguistics My research regards the nature/nurture debate in general and as applied to the case of language. I am completing a book on this subject, a proposal for which has been accepted by Cambridge University Press. Filled
10507 Peter Auster Marine Sciences A research assistant is needed to aid in multiple projects focused on the ecological role of marine protected areas at sites in Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.  Principal objectives will be to conduct analyses to quantify patterns of diversity across underwater landscapes and behavioral interactions of higher trophic level predators. Closed – Avery Point
10489 Hannes Baumann Marine Sciences The Baumann lab at UConn Avery Point seeks a motivated student laboratory and field assistant to aid its ongoing experimental research on fish sensitivity and adaptation to climate change. Motivated and reliable candidates will assist with field collections of fish via beach seining, measure sampled fish, and digitize experimental data into Excel spreadsheets. These analyses and experiments help us determine how vulnerable early and juvenile stages of common forage fish are to warming and acidifying oceans. Filled –  Avery Point
10497 Hans Dam Marine Sciences Main responsibility is maintenance of zooplankton and phytoplankton cultures used in a variety of research projects in the laboratory and assisting in some laboratory experiments and/or field sampling.  The student will be trained in the techniques for plankton culturing, microscopy, and some copepod taxonomy. In addition, the student will have the opportunity to assist personnel in the lab in experimental work on the effects of climate change on copepod fitness. An independent research project related to the research in our lab is encouraged. Closed -Avery Point
10666 Catherine Matassa Marine Sciences Marine ecology researcher to assist with laboratory and field experiments to understand the role of species interactions in salt marsh and rocky shore community dynamics.  For more information about the Matassa lab, visit: catherinematassa.weebly.com Closed – Avery Point
10631 Jamie Vaudrey Marine Sciences My lab investigates the impacts of humans on the coastal environment, both negative and positive. Students will analyze sediment, seaweed, water, and video to elucidate the success of restoration efforts and the impact coastal human populations have on the neighboring waters. Please note, this position is located on the Avery Point campus. Filled -Avery Point campus
10474 Stefan Hock Marketing My research focuses on how contextual factors, such as social crowding or ambient temperature, affect various aspects of consumers’ daily decision-making, such as calorie consumption, spending behavior, (un)ethical behavior, creativity, or pro-environmental behavior. Filled
10454 Bryan Huey Materials Science and Engineering Students in the Nano Measurement Labs will support advanced surface characterization studies of materials such as advanced solar cells, memory devices, semiconductors, and pharmaceuticals. This includes the operation of Atomic Force and other forms of Microscopy, literature surveys, and data analysis, primarily focused on nanoscale variations in materials properties engineered to optimize ultimate system performance. Filled
10458 Anna Tarakanova Mechanical Engineering Our group specializes in molecular and multiscale modeling & simulation to study biomaterials, biomechanics and biophysical processes associated with the body’s function in health and disease. Multiple projects are available, depending on student interest and fit. Students will work directly under the supervision of the faculty member — we are always interested in mentoring self-motivated undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. The student will gain experience in molecular model development, atomistic modeling, coarse-graining approaches, molecular simulation setup and implementation on supercomputers, molecular visualization software, MATLAB/Python/bash scripting, and scientific writing. The student will have a chance, if successful, to contribute to a scientific publication. Filled
10732 Solomiya Ivakhiv & Sophie Shao Music This assistant position will interview and survey high school music programs, clinics, and teachers in the state of Connecticut, as well as study effective methods of teaching, both classroom and individual, long-term and short-term, and develop strategies in recruiting, as well as to capture and sustain interest in string instrumental playing. We will also work on plans for a UCONN cello day/weekend in January 2021. In addition, the assistant will help create a monthly newsletter that will include announcements on String area events and help out with string orchestra events as needed according to their availability. Closed
10608 Beth Lawrence Natural Resources and the Environment We study the structure (who is there?) and function (what do they do?) of wetland and terrestrial ecosystems, and investigate how they are altered by anthropogenic stressors (i.e., sea level rise, invasive species, pollutants) and ecological restoration. Filled
10518 Tracy Rittenhouse Natural Resources and the Environment The student will be part of a research project quantifying wildlife occupancy patterns in exurban landscapes (i.e., the entire state of CT).  The student will assist with monitoring cameras at field sites, processing photos, and database management.  The student will also process animal hair samples in the laboratory. Filled
10694 Kelley, Tiffany Nursing This research assistant position would support my research efforts in the area of healthcare and nursing innovation. The undergraduate research assistant would be responsible for helping me with performing literature searches, reviewing articles, preparing manuscripts and supporting the preparation of grant applications as appropriate. This is an opportunity for a student to learn many of the steps involved in research required to publish and submit manuscripts. Some work may be available to prepare files for an ongoing research project on the topic of innovative behaviors. Closed
10695 Lucas, Ruth Nursing Testing a biomedical device for changing in intraoral pressure in a laboratory setting, creating file system for data entry. Assisting with data collection and data cleaning for pregnant women who are experience pregnancy discomfort. Filled
10457 Christopher Blesso Nutritional Sciences Our research focuses on the role of lipid metabolism in the pathophysiology of chronic diseases associated with low-grade chronic inflammation, such as obesity, diabetes, and atherosclerosis. This position would assist with nutrition research projects aimed at testing novel dietary bioactive compounds for prevention of these chronic diseases using pre-clinical models and in human clinical studies. Filled
10622 Ji-Young Lee Nutritional Sciences The undergraduate research assistants in the molecular nutrition lab will participate in projects that determine how dietary factors play regulatory roles in energy metabolism, inflammation and fibrosis associated with obesity, fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease via the modulation of epigenetic modes of action. Closed
10670 Jonathan Moore Operations and Information Management The Operations and Information Management Department (OPIM) in the School of Business is looking for a student research assistant to help with the development of an innovation space in our research lab. This space will provide students and faculty with various innovative technologies to work on projects and investigate usage for research purposes. Some of the technologies will be 3D printing (already available), Virtual Reality systems (Oculus Rift, Gear VR), Microcontrollers (Raspberry Pi), and Robotics/Drones. Working with faculty, you will investigate new technologies, implement them in the lab, and teach others how to use them. Hands on experience with any of these technologies is a plus. Filled
10462 Mitchell Green Philosophy My research concerns the Philosophy of Language, including issues of meaning, signaling, reference, truth, and understanding. The work attends to both communication in our own species, as well as the forms that communication takes in other species, and approaches its subject from an evolutionary point of view. Currently I am completing a textbook in the Philosophy of Language for Oxford University Press, and in AY 2019-20 will be undertaking a new monograph entitled Organic Meaning. Filled
10513 Carlos Trallero Physics Data analysis of existing free-electron X-ray scattering data from nanoparticles. Filled
10681 Alexander Jackson Physiology and Neurobiology We are seeking a highly motivated, organized and enthusiastic undergraduate student to assist in neuroscience research in Dr. Alexander Jackson’s lab in the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology at UConn, Storrs.  We are interested in the cellular and synaptic neurophysiology of neural circuits in the mammalian hypothalamus that regulate sleep and feeding.  We are seeking a student to perform genotyping (PCR) of mutant mice, assistance with mouse colony management and other lab tasks depending on experience. Filled
10485 Sungmin Lee Plant Science and Landscape Architecture This project, awarded by F19 InCHIP seed grant for faculty affiliates, will examine how and why campus physical environmental factors impact total physical activity and walking behaviors of college students attending the Storrs campus of UConn. The study will explore potential health benefits of a walkable campus neighborhood in promoting physically and socially active lifestyles for college students. Closed
10481 Sohyun Park Plant Science and Landscape Architecture This position will assist an ongoing research project that was funded by the U.S. National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP). The research project aims to develop a comprehensive preservation plan for Palmito Ranch battlefield landscape, the last land battle of the American Civil War in 1865. We are looking for self-motivated, creative, and hard-working undergraduate researchers. Closed
10511 Zehra Arat Political Science A student in this position will assist a political science professor in carrying out a number of human rights research projects (e.g., gender and human rights in Turkey; neoliberalism and human rights; human rights discourse and practices in Turkey; international human rights norms; economic justice and rights in Islam; automation and the right to work) that are in different stages. Thus, the job will allow the student to observe and participate in different stages of the research process, from the formulation and justification of a research question to the preparation and revision of articles for publication. Closed
10502 Beth Ginsberg Political Science I am currently preparing research for a book on Latino Voting Behavior. I need assistance with reviewing background literature and analyzing other source material. Closed
10503 Beth Ginsberg Political Science I am currently preparing research for a book on Latino Voting Behavior. I need assistance with reviewing background literature and analyzing other source material. Closed – Stamford campus
10504 Beth Ginsberg Political Science I have been asked by many students to teach new courses. I am looking for a research assistant to help me prepare material for possible courses in the following areas: Women and Politics, Asian American Political Behavior, LGBTQ Politics. Closed – Stamford campus
10505 Beth Ginsberg Political Science I have been asked by many students to teach new courses. I am looking for a research assistant to help me prepare material for possible courses in the following areas: Women and Politics, Asian American Political Behavior, LGBTQ Politics. Closed
10636 Evelyn Simien Political Science & Africana Studies I am in the process of editing a book, Historic Firsts in US Elections: Gubernatorial, Congressional, and Mayoral Campaigns.  The edited book will examine history-making firsts in US elections, and consider what brings formerly inactive people into the electoral process.  My work-study research assistant will come to understand comparatively how recent breakthrough elections are similar yet different from past historic elections insofar as they effectively mobilize historically underrepresented groups—namely, women and minorities across race and ethnicity at various levels of public office. I need a work-study research assistant to gather an array of primary and secondary sources—voter turnout reports, newspaper articles, poll data, interviews, and candidate speeches—so that I can write select chapters.  Such assistance will afford the student an extraordinary perspective on historic firsts—specifically, women and minority candidates.  Former research assistants have attended and presented research gleaned from past projects at major political science conferences (APSA, Midwest, NCOBPS), participated in summer research programs at top universities (Duke, Michigan State), received prestigious scholarships and awards (NSF, APSA, IDEA), as well as been accepted into the highest ranked political science graduate programs (UMich, Duke, UCLA, OSU, Cornell). I am a hands-on mentor who will assist with all stages of preparing students for graduate school and especially the application process. Filled
10640 Stephanie Milan Psychological Sciences (Clinical Psychology division) Our lab does research on the impact of trauma (e.g., violence, maltreatment, PTSD) on parenting and child development and what strategies may work best for clinical intervention. Closed
10490 Crystal Park Psychological Sciences Our Spirituality, Health and Meaning Lab conducts research on multiple topics, including the psychology of religion and spirituality, yoga and integrative medicine, and cancer survivorship.  I am seeking a Research Assistant who can help with lab management tasks in a variety of studies. Filled
10596 Alexandra Paxton Psychological Sciences This WSRAP posting is for a research assistant to assist primarily with the data collection process (including recruiting participants, running experiments, and organizing data after the experiments). The dyscord lab focuses on how people communicate and work together. We use a variety of research methods—including eye-tracking, motion-tracking, computer vision, touch-screen games, online games, and driving simulators—to quantitatively analyze the dynamics of human interaction. As part of this research assistantship, students will gain valuable experience with cutting-edge data collection methods in psychology and learning to work as part of a scientific team. Filled
10599 Alexandra Paxton Psychological Sciences This WSRAP posting is for a research assistant to assist primarily with data science and/or programming activities in the lab (including coding experiments, posting online experiments, analyzing/visualizing data, and documenting/maintaining lab code). The dyscord lab focuses on how people communicate and work together. We use a variety of research methods—including eye-tracking, motion-tracking, computer vision, touch-screen games, online games, and driving simulators—to quantitatively analyze the dynamics of human interaction. As part of this research assistantship, students will gain valuable experience at the intersection of data science and psychology; students will also improve their real-world teamwork and communication skills by working closely with programmers and non-programmers to meet the lab’s research goals. Closed
10499 Antonia Cordero Social Work The research assistant will assist with qualitative content analysis of 11 years of Latino oral history course assignments conducted by graduate social work students. Closed – Hartford campus
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Lisa Werkmeister Rozas Social Work The research assistant will work on two research projects throughout the year.  One will project will center examining the impacts of intergroup dialogue education on civic and classroom engagement and the other research project will explore gender nonbinary identity throughout the literature and lived experiences of participants. This work will include data collection, analysis, literature review/summary and recruitment. Filled – Hartford campus

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10645 Laura Bunyan Sociology This research examines the ways in which immigration to the U.S. impacts power distributions for heterosexual Ecuadorian couples.  The goal is to uncover the ways in which power dynamics do or do not shift after immigration and the factors influencing this. Filled – Stamford campus
10731 Laura Bunyan Sociology This research examines the ways in which men are used as nannies and babysitters to provide child care for families.  Research has always focused on the use of women for care and this research seeks to move beyond the existing scholarship and uncover the ways in which parents seek out men as nannies and babysitters in ways that do or do not differ from the uses of women for care. Closed – Stamford campus
10668 Emily Myers Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences/Psychological Sciences Research assistants will help run behavioral and neuroimaging studies that probe how speech is perceived in the brain. Daily tasks include providing informed consent to participants, running studies (on computers), assisting graduate students with data analysis, developing stimuli, and science communication in a variety of forms (posters/digest/etc.) Filled
10487 Lynn Kuo Statistics Research Assistant in Precision Medicine and Microbiome Research. One research assistant will conduct a systematic review of Precision Medicine which is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. The other research assistant will conduct a systematic review of the relationship between microbiome and Alzheimer’s disease. Filled

Questions?

Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at our@uconn.edu or 486-7939 with any questions about this program. General questions about work-study and student employment can be directed to Student Financial Aid Services – Student Employment at studentjobs@uconn.edu or 486-3474.