• Temporary - Research Assistant

    Requisition # 2018-8925
    Date Posted 3 weeks ago(6/22/2018 9:04 AM)
    Research and Laboratory
    Full-Time / Part-Time
    Application Deadline
  • Overview

    The Princeton Psychology Department invites applications for a Research Assistant to begin immediately. We are looking for a candidate to help manage a web platform for large-scale behavioral science research. To apply, email your resume to Dr. Sachiko D. Datta (sdonley@princeton.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Appointment is for 3 to 6 months. This is a part-time position (10 - 20 hours/week). For the right candidate, working remotely will be an option.


    Responsibilities will include:

    • deploying web-based studies using JavaScript
    • managing back-end modifications to the web platform
    • ensuring studies display correctly and consistently across different devices and all major browsers
    • ensuring surveys are scored according to original mthods papers
    • writing accurate and alluring feedback for each study



    • Experience in web development (JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Git, Heroku, Yarn, Webpack, React)
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills



    • Prior experience working in a research environment
    • Exposure to basic research methods in psychology


    Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application. The candidate dashboard will not display status updates for this requisition.


    Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

    Salary Grade

    TMP, 001

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Estimated Appointment End Date


    Comments Related to End Date

    This is estimated to be a 3 to 6 month position. Rate of $16 per hour.

    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver's License Required



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