The Markman Lab

Prospective research assistants

Are you interested in doing research with our lab? There are many opportunities for undergraduates to get involved in our research as research assistants (RAs). No prior research experience necessary!

See our Projects page for some ongoing studies we are conducting.

Winter Quarter 2020: We currently do not have availability for research assistants for winter quarter 2020. Please do check back for future quarters, and feel free to email us about future opportunities.

Duties & Skills

Research assistants will help with developing materials for studies, participant recruitment, data collection (on-campus, off-campus, and/or online, depending on availability and interest), as well as coding, managing, and analyzing data.

We are looking for people interested in developmental psychology who are reliable and highly motivated. Candidates are ideally comfortable with and enjoy working with young children. Coursework in psychology (especially developmental psychology), and familiarity with R (especially tidyverse) are helpful and preferred, but not required.

Academic year

During the academic year, Stanford undergraduates typically enroll for academic credit (one credit being equivalent to about 3 hours/week), or if eligible, are hired through federal work-study. A commitment of around 9 hours a week is required, and preferably for more than one quarter (to allow for training time and deeper research involvement).

Stanford undergraduates who are more senior research assistants in our lab have the opportunity to work on an independent senior thesis in our lab, in many cases funded by UAR Major Grants for the summer between junior and senior year.

If you are interested in joining our lab as an academic year RA, please email your resume/CV, transcript, and brief statement of interest to If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact us at that email as well.


During the summer, we host undergraduates from Stanford and beyond through summer internship programs, including but not limited to the following:

Prospective graduate students and post-docs

We are happy to consider applications for graduate students and post-docs for the coming year.

Graduate students are admitted through the Department of Psychology's PhD program. Information about Stanford psychology graduate admissions, including requirements, deadlines, and fee waivers, is available on the department website graduate admissions page.

Prospective graduate students and post-docs can contact our lab director Ellen Markman at