Join the Team
Thank you for your interest in joining the PERCH Lab in the Department of Psychology at CSU Dominguez Hills!
A major goal of the PERCH lab is to support the next generation of psychological scientists and mental health professionals through hands-on research training, mentorship, and professional development. This training experience is ideal for students who are pursuing graduate school/careers in psychology and seeking research experience related to prenatal stress, early life stress, and children’s development of mental health, resilience, and wellbeing.
WHO CAN JOIN THE PERCH LAB?
Graduate students, undergraduate students, and post-baccalaureate trainees attending CSU Dominguez Hills. No prior research experience is required. First gen students and students from other underrepresented or marginalized backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
WHAT DO RESEARCH ASSISTANTS DO?
The PERCH Lab requires a commitment of 8-10 hours per week for a minimum of 1 year.
Research assistants gain exposure to multiple research methods (e.g., ecological momentary assessment, psychophysiology, standardized rating scales, qualitative interviews) and may participate in a range of research activities, such as assisting with study recruitment and coordination; collecting, entering, and managing data; assisting with manuscript preparation; reading and discussing empirical articles; participating in community outreach; and completing various lab-related administrative tasks to support ongoing research projects as needed.
Trainees who have successfully completed at least one semester in our lab with good standing have the opportunity to conduct an independent project (e.g., poster for conference presentation). Projects can be conducted independently or collaboratively with other lab members. Dr. Tung provides intensive mentorship to support the development of these student projects.
CAN I RECEIVE COURSE CREDIT?
CAN MCNAIR OR RISE SCHOLARS PARTICIPATE?
Yes! Dr. Tung can serve as a faculty mentor for undergraduate RAs participating in the McNairs Scholars Program or the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program. These scholarship programs provide career support, research training, and research stipends to support student involvement in research.
ARE YOU ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS?
HOW DO I APPLY?
Complete the application form linked below.
Email the application form to Dr. Tung at email@example.com as an attachment.
Attach a copy of your curriculum vita or resume.
Attach a copy of your unofficial transcript(s).
The email subject should read: PERCH Lab Application, Your Name
OTHER RESEARCH TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AT CSUDH:
For a list of other faculty research labs in the Psychology Department, click here.
Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research to learn more about research opportunities for undergraduate students
There are numerous fellowship programs at CSUDH that offer funding to support student research training, including:
Undergraduate: Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE), McNair Scholars Program, and additional CSU funding opportunities.
Graduate students: Graduate Equity Fellowship (GEF) and Graduate Research Advancement & Development (GRAD)