Undergraduate Positions

How to Apply

Apply here.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Maggie O’Haire.

Position Summary

The selected applicant(s) will work as Research Assistants on projects exploring the effects of service dogs and companion animals on human health outcomes (e.g., autism spectrum disorder). Research Assistants will work closely with the lab manager, as well as graduate students and other undergraduates.

Research Assistants will be responsible for recruiting participants, preparing research materials, tracking participant progress using online data management tools (e.g., REDCap), entering data, and assisting with other tasks as needed. They will also participate in lab meetings and receive additional mentorship from graduate students.

Qualifications and Skills

Applicants must be undergraduate students at Purdue University interested in areas relevant to human-animal interactions, including but not limited to: psychology and human development and family studies. Applicants are preferred to have database and/or previous research experience. Conscientiousness and attention to detail are required.

Estimated Weekly Hours and Credits

Research Assistants will be expected to work 10 hours per week for one full academic year. Three research credit hours will be awarded per semester, if applicable.


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