Research Assistant

The Parent Regulation, Engagement, Stress, and Health (PRESH) Study is investigating parent stress, parental discipline, and regulatory processes in parents and children, with the goal of better supporting overburdened parents. We are seeking Research Assistants for our Harrisburg, PA satellite research office to support data collection on this large 5-year study of families with 2-3 year-olds. Penn State University Park and Penn State Harrisburg students are welcome to apply.

For Penn State University Park students, it would involve travel back and forth to Harrisburg on data collection days. The Parents and Children Together Research Office is located at 2001 N. Front Street, Building 2, Suite 222, Harrisburg, PA 17102.

This research is affiliated with the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network.

University Park
Description of Responsibilities: 

Duties may involve conducting lab sessions with families, visiting families' homes, conducting parent interviews, and child care.

Number of Opportunities: 
Minimum Qualifications: 

We are seeking hard-working, intrinsically motivated, detail-oriented students who enjoy research. Prior research experience and/or experience with young children is preferred.

Posting Date: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020 to Saturday, February 20, 2021
Position Type: 
Volunteer, Academic Credit
Opportunity Timeframe: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Other Requirements: 

Requires a minimum 9-month commitment.

Application Procedure: 

Please contact Dr. Erika Lunkenheimer at or Catherine Hamby at