We are looking for a clinical research assistant to help in a study about emotion regulation in psychiatric disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder). Our study’s goal is to understand emotional reactivity and regulation in individuals with autism in order to create treatment methods that improve adaptive emotional behavior in individuals with ASD. The main responsibilities include data collection, subject recruitment, scheduling, running sessions (behavioral, psychophysiological, fMRI) and data cleaning.
Additional responsibilities are data quality insurance, data organization, and data storage. Depending on research assistants’ interest, experience, and commitment, involvement in data analyses is also a possibility. As a research assistant at the Stanford University Psychophysiology Lab (SPL), headed by James Gross, you will work closely with Andrea Samson (postdoc). You will have the opportunity to develop mentor relationships with some of the most prominent researchers in the country. You will attend several weekly lab meetings, both at Stanford psychology and with the Autism Center, and be exposed to a variety of different research opportunities. Meetings involve seminars on various and presentations from other members of the lab on their research findings. Research assistants are invited to extend their skills related to experiment design, data analysis, and interpretation. Though this position is volunteer-based, there is a great deal of professional development offered for students interested in psychology graduate degrees.
Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a statement of interest, description of research experience and experience with psychology, and how many hours per week you anticipate being, available along with your CV if are interested in the position. Below is some basic information about our lab and the position.
• Lab association: Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory
• Lab Leader: Professor James Gross
• Lab website: http://spl.stanford.edu/
• Supervising PI: Andrea Samson (postdoc) – email@example.com
• Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Time Commitment: Min. 20-30 hrs/week – ideally 30+
• Qualifications of applicant: Applicants most be reliable, hard working and highly motivated. Lab experience is ideal but not required. Strong academic record with an emphasis on psychological training. Creativity and attention to detail.
• Compensation: Volunteer position (or to be discussed)