Research Assistants (RA) are adults with a university degree in a related science to the project, have completed at least one internship, and are seeking an opportunity to gain significant experience in their field of interest.

RAs often are considering a graduate degree or may need to collect data for their master's degree project. They are a critical part of the research team and will be responsible for mentoring interns, leading citizen science projects, and present outreach talks.

RA opportunities are rarely less than a 3 month commitment to a project and require an extensive application and interviews. Master's thesis RAs will be prepared with a research question that is well thought out, including a hypothesis and a null hypothesis as part of the application process.

Faculty will work closely with RAs to mentor them in the methods and data analysis of the project as well as coaching positive and inspiring teaching methods.