Thank you for your interest! This position has been filled. We are not currently offering paid full-time research assistant positions.
Graduate Students: Professor Heiphetz anticipates admitting a graduate student in Fall 2020 (to begin their studies in Fall 2021). Please follow the application process outlined on Columbia's website.
Post-Doctoral Fellow: If you are interested in joining the lab as a post-doc, please e-mail Larisa Heiphetz at lah2201 (at) columbia (dot) edu.
Research Assistants: We are NO LONGER accepting Research Assistant applications for Summer 2021. We do consider applications submitted at any time, and applications for the Fall 2021 semester are welcome. As the state of the current world health crisis is constantly changing, we are unable to predict whether or not our lab will be "virtual" or in-person for Fall 2021.
Volunteer research assistant positions are available each semester, including summers. We are not currently able to accept high school students as research assistants. To apply for a volunteer research assistant position, please e-mail your CV/resume and answers to the following questions to columbiasamclab (at) gmail (dot) com. Please do not e-mail your RA application directly to Professor Heiphetz -- RA applications sent to any e-mail address other than the one for our lab will not be considered. At this point, we are looking for RAs who can commit to working approximately ten hours per week (or more). RA positions tend to fill several weeks before the beginning of each semester, but we consider applications submitted at any time.
Expected graduation (month and year):
Titles of psychology courses you have taken:
Titles of other related courses you have taken (e.g., in statistics, philosophy, religious studies, criminal justice, etc.):
Expected schedule during the semester for which you're applying and, for summer RAs, how many hours per week you would like to work:
Desired start and end dates:
Why do you want to work in the Social and Moral Cognition Lab?
Have you ever been involved with the Social and Moral Cognition Lab before, or worked with Professor Heiphetz in another capacity? If so, when, and what did you do?
Do you have any prior research experience? If so, describe briefly.
Do you have any prior experience working with children (e.g., tutoring, after-school programs)? If so, describe briefly, including the ages of the children with whom you worked.
*Optional: Our lab includes members from a variety of backgrounds, including people who belong to groups currently underrepresented in the academy (e.g., on the basis of race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, first generation student status, socioeconomic status, and other factors). We also work with children and adults from a variety of backgrounds who volunteer as research participants in our studies. How would you contribute to the diversity of our lab, and how would you work with a diverse group of lab mates and community members?
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?