Working in the ICDL
Working as a research assistant in the Infant Cognitive Development Lab can be a fun and rewarding experience!
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.
Graduate students in the Human Development & Family Science (HDFS) Masterís graduate program are eligible to work in the lab. For more information about the HDFS Masterís program visit the HDFS website.
Types of jobs available
As a research assistant, you may have one of a variety of jobs.
As a research assistant, you may work directly with infants during a study.
- observe and record infant behaviors.
- play with older siblings
- 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.
The benefits include:
- learning about developmental research and methodologies.
- letters of recommendation for graduate school or a career.
- working with infants and parents.