Interested in a career in psychology? Looking to specialize in culture, inequality, and mental health?

We are currently recruiting research assistants interested in learning about psychology, mental health and culture. Potential candidates would assist Dr. Gaztambide (“Dr. G”) in his research and scholarly projects.

New School students in particular would receive mentorship and supervision of their own research projects.

Candidates would have the opportunity to:

  • Receive training in qualitative research methods and learn how to develop research questions, conduct literature reviews, learn systems for coding and analyzing data, and data entry and management.

  • Be exposed to didactic instruction on issues related to race, culture, inequality and mental health through lab meetings, and present on topics related to their interest.

  • Receive mentorship in professional development, including clarifying academic goals/interests and applying to graduate school (master’s or doctoral school).

  • Depending on the project, candidates may also have the opportunity to present research findings with Dr. G.

Although we predominantly work with graduate students at the New School, we are open to graduates and undergraduates from other institutions. While we do not offer paid positions, we do cover costs for relevant trainings.


  • Demonstrate a passion for psychology and social justice

  • Ability to commit to working 6-8 hours/week, including attendance to bi-weekly (every other week) lab meetings

  • Strong verbal, writing and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to be a self-starter, work well with others, and seek feedback

  • Fluency in Spanish a plus but not required.

How to apply

Please fill out the form below, including:

  • Your name and contact information

  • Institution

  • E-mail

In your message, include the hours you are available to work, and a brief paragraph describing

  • Your research interests and specific projects of our lab you are interested in

  • Relevant work experience

  • Your professional/career goals

  • How we can help you meet your goals