Participant recruitment for ongoing research projects 

Living a calling  

Megan Benzing‘s thesis research studies how living a calling leads to engagement (and lower burnout), benefiting the organization through the enactment of OCBs.

More and more employees are looking for a job that serves the greater good and fulfills a personal calling. Help us learn more about the impact of this trend by participating in a new study about how you feel about your job and how you work with others.
The survey will take 15-20 minutes of your time and involves nominating at least one fellow coworker to also participate. To show our appreciation, you’ll receive a $5 Amazon gift card and be entered into a raffle to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards.
If you work part- or full-time, are at least 18 years old, and can complete the survey in English, please participate here:

Careers and entrepreneurship ​  

Cecelia Dotzler is seeking volunteers to participate in a qualitative study about your role as a STEM postdoc.  Your participation in this study is voluntary and would involve 1-2 recorded phone/Zoom interviews lasting about 30 minutes.  In exchange for your participation, you will receive a $10 TisBest charity gift card.  The study will focus on your role and experience as a STEM postdoc and the ways in which you tailor your job to meet your needs.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please send an email to and she will add you to our list of participants. We will then provide scheduling instructions and a disclosure form that outlines further considerations and details of the study. If you are able to forward this email or any of the links below about this call for participants to the STEM postdocs in your networks, we would be grateful.

Work during COVID-19  

Chloe Darlington, Megan Benzing and Alyssa Birnbaum are doing research on workers forced to work remotely during the pandemic. They are using reflexive thematic analysis and applying boundary theory to analyze interviews about work-life balance during this time.

We are currently analyzing the 40 interviews that we have done since summer. We may continue collecting data, please use this link to volunteer: