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You will be asked to assist with research on a range of lab studies of emotion, aging, and cognition. Research assistants are expected to work 6-10 hours a week (commensurate with number of credits) for a minimum of one year in the lab (2 semesters).
You are expected to engage in research tasks including study recruitment, phone screening, neuropsychological testing, attending lab meetings, and running study participants in fMRI, eye tracking, and behavioral study protocols. This position requires a mature candidate with strong professionalism, good organization and communication skills, and who feels comfortable working with older adults.
Indicate any Prerequisites :: 1. Psychology/Neuroscience, Biology, Applied Engineering, Computer Science
2. A copy of unofficial transcripts
3. Small (half page) statement about your goals and interest in our lab [So far I sent the prospective student a blurb from your UMass vitality lab website and she said that was very helpful!]
4. Ability and aptitude to contribute to research as evidenced by a letter of recommendation from a professor, teaching assistant, supervisor, or other individual within a supervisory role.
5. An interest in the lab research program, or interest in pursuing graduate school
6. A one year commitment to the lab
To apply please follow the link to the online application.
In this experiment, subjects move from room to room in a house, searching for items while wearing an eyetracker that records a video of what they see and where they fixate at each moment. Your job is to observe the resulting videos and make a record of each action that they take during the search. Your coding of the videos will result in data that can be quantitatively analyzed.
You will help in testing subjects in our computer-controlled experiments of visual perception, attention, and working memory. You will attend our lab meetings and contribute to research discussions, and you will help in analyzing and interpreting the experimental results and in defining new research questions and designing new experiments.
We seek to understand how stressful family relationships impact indices of allostatic load rendering individuals more or less susceptible to adverse health outcomes. We consider bio-behavioral processes in the Latino community, with the hope of identifying protective and risk factors for mental health.
Research Assistants will be required to
• Conduct literature reviews
• Assist study designs and interpretations
• Construct surveys
• Collect data
• Data entry and analysis
Indicate any Prerequisites :: • Basic knowledge of research methodology and statistics in psychology
• Interest in research
• Considering independent research/honors thesis in the future
• Basic fluency in Spanish is a bonus
We study how features of the social environment affect health-related behaviors and outcomes.We examine a range of social processes, including: Mimicry, peer social networks, and community norms. We also examine a range of health behaviors, including: Alcohol consumption, eating unhealthy foods, and HIV risk behaviors.
Research Assistants will help with a variety of tasks including literature reviews, study design and interpretation, survey construction, data collection and data entry and analysis
We are especially interested in recruiting students who:
-are at least rising sophomores
-have basic knowledge of research methodology and statistics
-would be interested in conducting independent research or an honors thesis in the future
We are seeking 2-3 RAs to work closely with us on research on group rivalries.
The duties will include contributing ideas to project development, monitoring recruitment procedures, corresponding with participants, running participants in the lab, tracking participation rates over time, and communicating updates with others in our research team.
This role requires high attention to detail, problem-solving skills, organization skills, self-motivation, and the flexibility to work independently as well as in collaboration with others.
Ideally, the RA should be comfortable using Excel/Google Sheets and Gmail.
We will schedule regular team meetings based on everyone's availability. You will be expected to have regular hours available for the lab during weekdays (between 8am and 7pm), but we will schedule those hours around your availability.
Necessary training and supervision will be provided by Dr. Reinhard, Dr. Leidner, and the lab manager Kendall Beals.
For more information about the lab in general, please visit:
To apply, please go to the lab website click on “Join the lab” and then “Lab Application Form.”
For questions, please email lab manager Kendall Beals at firstname.lastname@example.org or David Reinhard at email@example.com
Research assistants will be expected to attend regular meetings to discuss the research projects, review relevant literature on theoretical background, brainstorm and contribute study ideas, create surveys, collect and enter data, run experiments, and conduct basic statistical analyses.
We are especially interested in recruiting students who:
• are Sophomores or Juniors
• have some basic knowledge of research methodology & statistics
• would be interested in conducting independent research/Honors thesis
• are members of underrepresented groups
• are passionate about social justice and environmental issues
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to learn more about or apply for the position.
Assisting with conducting research on emotion dysregulation, self-injury, and borderline personality disorder. Research assistants are expected to volunteer 8-10+ hours a week for a minimum of 3 semesters. They are expected to engage in responsible, ethical conduct of research including (but not limited to) compiling data collection instruments, running participants, entering data, scoring psychophysiological data, and/or conducting screens.
1) Psychology Major or A/A- grade in at least 2 300-level psychology courses
2) Overall GPA ~> 3.4 (as evidenced by your unofficial transcript)
3) Interest in pursuing graduate school in psychology
4) Interest in Professor Dixon-Gordon’s research lab
5) Ability and aptitude to contribute substantially to research as evidenced by a letter of recommendation from a professor, teaching assistant, or supervisor.