Summer Research Assistant Position
Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab
University of Pennsylvania

The Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, directed by Dr. Emile Bruneau, is seeking two research assistants for a paid summer internship program. The full-time (40hr/week) 8-week internship provides a $4,500 stipend and has an anticipated start date of July 2020.

The research assistants will work closely with Dr. Bruneau and the postdoctoral researchers, Drs. Samantha Moore-Berg and Boaz Hameiri, on projects aimed at identifying the psychological drivers of real-world social conflict, injustice and inequality, and/or affecting change in intergroup contexts. Applicants with specific interest in and/or personal experience with intergroup conflict or discrimination are particularly encouraged to apply.

This internship is designed to help individuals strengthen their research skills and will include ongoing mentoring and guidance from skilled researchers.

Research assistant responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting postdocs with a variety of day-to-day research tasks, such as assisting with data collection, data coding, data analysis, programming surveys on Qualtrics, developing IRB proposals, writing preregistrations, and conducting literature reviews.
  • Attending weekly research meetings and workshops.

Research experience in a related field (e.g., psychology, communication, political science, sociology) and strong computer and organizational skills is preferred, but not required.

In order to apply, applicants should submit (1) a cover letter describing their qualifications (including any personal experience), research interests, relevant coursework, and personal goals (titled as LastName_CoverLetter), (2) a CV/resume (titled as LastName_CV), and (3) the contact information for up to two references.

The first round of application reviews will begin on March 30, 2020. Please send all application materials and inquiries to with the subject line “Summer 2020 RA Position”.


***Note: Due to COVID-19, we have pushed back our application due date to March 30, 2020 in order to better accommodate students during this time. We have also pushed back the start date of our internship to July 2020.