Research Assistant in Psychology / Neuroscience

Flexible University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Working as a research assistant (RA) is a formidable opportunity to take on before - eventually - signing up for a PhD. It is a flexible and varied position, and a perfect position to develop key research skills like writing, data analysis or neuroimaging; and eventually later pursue a postgraduate program in psychology/neuroscience/neuropsychology.

Funded RA positions at Sussex can be seen on the recruitment page.

Sussex Psychology Placement Year

Students at the University of Sussex can also opt for a placement year between the second and third year of their studies. All undergraduates within the School are eligible to complete a placement year.

While it might seem like it would “add” one year and delay the end of the studies, the experience that you could gain is quite invaluable. Doing a full-year placement year in a research lab is the best way to take on larger projects and acquire a comprehensive research experience. Beyond providing you with a massive headstart for the final year, it is a great opportunity to learn new skills and meet many researchers, which will help you refine your career trajectory and maximize your chances of achieving your goals.

More information here.

Sussex Junior Research Associate (JRA)

Sussex also offers short summer internship opportunities for undergrads interested in developing your research skills and experience. You can apply to the Sussex Junior Research Associate (JRA) program to become a research associate and undertake an intensive eight-week research project over the summer break. Find out more information on how to apply here.

SoSocBio Undergraduate Summer Studentship

Undergraduates residing in the UK can apply for a paid 6 weeks (30hr per week) internship between 1 July and 30 September.

More information here.

Volunteer Research assistant

Check the voluntary internships page for more information.

Don’t rely on what is written!

Ask directly members of team (current and past) about their experience in the lab!