VOLUNTEER WITH THE STRESS AND DEVELOPMENT LAB!
Volunteer Research Assistant Positions for Fall 2021
The Stress and Development Lab is looking for new Research Assistants (RAs) for fall 2021. We are recruiting only RAs who are able to work in-person at our lab in Cambridge, MA. We are not recruiting remote RAs at this time.
RAs will receive training in MRI data collection methods and participate in neuroimaging sessions conducted with children and adolescents. RAs will learn how to prepare participants for neuroimaging scans, acquire structural and functional MRI data, check data quality, and collect other survey and behavioral measures.
If you are interested in applying for a volunteer RA position, please complete the following application :https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bgEoiShNYyj6YfQ
The SDL is an excellent place to be a research assistant because our undergraduates and volunteers are directly involved with all aspect of our research, including running children and adolescents in studies. This means that you get to to be directly involved in the clinical research process in a very hands-on environment. Research assistants are also encouraged to pursue their own projects by collaborating with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in the lab. Previous undergraduate research assistants have taken on coding projects, designed and carried out original studies, and presented research in university as well as professional conferences. You will also gain valuable skills and experience that will prepare you for graduate school or whatever your next career steps might be.
For most of the studies in the SDL, we rely on undergraduate research assistants to help us with all research-related processes. Research assistants help administer tasks and questionnaires to participants, organize, enter, and check data, recruit study participants, and process psychophysiological and neuroimaging data. Most of our participants attend school, so we typically run studies in the late afternoon/early evenings on weekdays (2-7 pm) and as needed on Saturday afternoons. Saturday availability is strongly preferred. We prefer that research assistants have experience working with children and adolescents and have taken relevant courses such as Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychological Statistics, or Fundamentals of Psychological Research. You may receive class credit for working at the SDL.