Undergraduate Students

The LADR group frequently hires motivated undergraduates to serve as volunteer research assistants (RAs).  Undergraduate RAs have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the research process including literature reviews, data collection, data entry, analysis, presentation at conferences, and involvement in the writing of academic publications. RAs will be assigned to tasks and projects based on the current needs of the lab, their skills, and their interests.

We do not have any paid undergraduate RA positions available. Therefore, undergraduates can volunteer as unpaid RAs, work for independent course credit (PSYC 299/499), or apply for UCARE. We also welcome undergraduates who would like to work on an honors project during their senior year. 

We are currently hiring undergraduate RAs for Summer and Fall 2021! If you are interested in volunteering in the lab, please complete our application AND email your resume and an unofficial transcript to ladr@unl.edu.

Doctoral Students

Dr. Finch is accepting applications for doctoral students to begin in Fall of 2021. Graduate students are admitted to the Developmental Psychology Program. Ideal candidates are those who have prior research experience and are interested in applied research focused on the development of children's executive functions.


Please reach out to Dr. Finch ahead of submitting your application via email (jenna.finch@unl.edu) to learn more about what the lab is currently focused on and to ensure that you are a good fit for the program.

Lab Manager

The Learning and Development Research Group is looking to hire a part-time lab manager starting in Summer 2021. The position offers substantial research experience and would be perfect for a highly motivated person who hopes to undertake graduate study (in developmental psychology or other fields). For more information about the position and how to apply, click HERE.