WORKING IN THE ICDL
Working as a research assistant in the Infant Cognitive Development Lab can be a fun and rewarding experience! If you are interesting in completing Field Experience or Research Experience at the ICDL, fill out our ICDL Research Assistant Application form and turn it in to Dr. Rebecca Woods' office (EML 283A) or drop it off at the lab (Graduate Center, Room 112). You can also send an email with any questions to NDSU.Infant.Research@ndsu.edu
Application Deadline for Fall semesters: April 1st
Application Deadline for Spring & Summer semesters: November 1st
Students completing HDFS Field Experience need to fill out a Field Experience Application as well.
Undergraduate students may work as a research assistant for the ICDL for HDFS field experience (HDFS 196/496) or Psychology research experience (PSYC 494) at NDSU. Talk with your advisor about these options.
Types of jobs availableAs a research assistant, you may have one of a variety of jobs:
- work directly with infants during a study
- play with older siblings
- observe and record infant behaviors
- code infant behaviors from video files
- manage paperwork and data filing
- run video equipment
- help recruit participants
- design and construct new experimental environments or stimuli
- work to establish community contacts
- learning about developmental research and methodologies
- letters of recommendation for graduate school or a career
- working with infants and parents
- the opportunity to perform your own study (honors thesis)
Graduate students in the Human Development & Family Science (HDFS) Master's graduate program are eligible to work in the lab. For more information about the HDFS Master's program visit the HDFS website.