CUNY Research Assistant (Psychology) in New York, New York


Supports research projects and activities in connection with CUNY programs

  • May assist faculty research groups by configuring and testing equipment, collecting and organizing data, and preparing documentation.

  • Performs direct research tasks under supervision.

  • May develop or utilize computer-based systems to collect and analyze data.

  • May assist in preparing reports of research findings.


Research Assistant




The Research Assistant reports directly to Dr. Danielle Berke of the Gender Based Violence Research Lab at Hunter College. The Gender Based Research Lab is dedicated to the study of interpersonal violence. Research projects in the Gender Based Violence Research Lab involve evidence-based initiatives related to violence prevention and intervention efforts to generate solutions to gender based social inequities. As this laboratory will be in its first year of operation, the research assistant will gain first-hand experience in all aspects of setting up a research program for long-term success, such as applying for early-career grant funding, purchasing laboratory equipment, and creating databases from the ground up. Other responsibilities include assisting with key research functions including data management and organization, grant administration, conducting literature reviews, editing scholarly articles and IRB applications, support of manuscript preparation, assisting with participant recruitment, enrollment, and scheduling, and administrative tasks in support of lab projects.

In addition to the General Duties, responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Team with staff on writing, research, and data analyses.

  • Assist with organizing research-related events and conferences.

  • Prepare analytical and statistical reports for management.

  • Prepare, manipulate, and monitor databases; provide assistance with the preparation of lab-related research data; perform statistical analyses of data using SPSS and Mplus; and coordinate database activities including verifying the accuracy and validity of data entered in databases and correcting any errors.

This position is a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal for a second year.


Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience relevant to the research being performed.


The preferred candidate will possess:

  • Master's degree in psychology, statistics, public health or other related field.

  • Training and experience in applied statistics strongly preferred.

  • Training in psychology or public health is desirable. A minimum of 1-2 years of work experience is desirable.

  • Essential Software skills: SPSS for descriptive and statistical analysis.

  • Advanced Skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Etc)

  • Outstanding communications and writing skills.

  • Ability to work independently and with small groups in academic settings


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY job posting system found at and navigating the following links: “Employment” and “Search Job Postings”, using Job ID or Title listed above and click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions.

Candidates must provide the following with their application materials: 1. Cover Letter: Please include a description of your familiarity with the larger field of Psychology 2. Resume/CV 3. Names and contact info of 3 professional references

Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

In addition, please have your references email their letters directly to: We receive many applicants and typically do not provide status information. Additional follow-up is limited to those deemed most qualified who are under active consideration.


Open until filled with review of applications to begin November 30, 2018.


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Job Title: Research Assistant (Psychology)

Job ID: 19650

Location: Hunter College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular