Undergraduate Students

The LADR group is looking for 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 looking for students to start immediately to help us with conducting lab assessments of second-graders and their parents. Please note that we will be following strict safety protocols including physical distancing, use of facial coverings, and frequent cleaning and disinfection of materials and spaces.

Undergraduate RAs in the LADR group will be asked to attend a 1-hour weekly lab meeting on Wednesdays from 9 – 10 am and required to have a minimum of 7 hours each week available for research activities (for a total of 8 hours per week). Your work will primarily be focused on conducting lab assessments with second-graders and their parents, including administering questionnaires, puzzle tasks, iPad games, and guiding parent-child interactions.


You MUST be available for at least 2 of the following 6 assessment time blocks:

  • Tuesday: 9-11:30, 1-3:30, 5-7:30

  • Thursday: 9:30-12, 1-3:30, 5-7:30

  • It would also be beneficial if you were available as an alternate assessor for the assessments held on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 4:30 – 7 pm.

To apply for the lab, please complete this FORM and then email an unofficial transcript and resume to ladr@unl.edu. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and anticipate hiring 1-3 new RAs.

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. If you have any questions, please send Dr. Finch an email at jenna.finch@unl.edu.