Paid research assistantship at Stanford University

Life-span Development Lab

Lab website: http://psychology.stanford.edu/~lifespan/

Overview of the research: The research projects explore topics in adult aging such as the costs and benefits to genetic testing and how sleep, diet, and exercise may impact emotions, thoughts, and social interactions in daily life.

Professor: Laura Carstensen

Supervisor(s): Jason Anderson (Lab Manager), Candice Lowdermilk (3rd year Ph.D. student), Tammy English (Post Doctoral Researcher)

Preferred contact information: jfanderson@stanford.edu

Project description: The Life-span Development Lab seeks paid part-time research project coordinators who have completed their undergraduate degree.  Project coordinators will work closely with the lab manager, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows to track project progress, meet deadlines, and anticipate project needs. The research projects explore topics in adult aging such as the costs and benefits to genetic testing and how sleep, diet, and exercise may impact emotions, thoughts, and social interactions in daily life.

Duties of the position and hours a week: Positions will be for 15-20 hours a week and require 3-6 month commitment, with possibility of extension. The position will begin at the start of summer or earlier for training if possible. Project coordinators will manage several aspects of current research studies including scheduling, coordinating, running, and managing of research participants.

Qualifications of applicant: Graduating seniors only! A BA in behavioral/social science discipline with some background in experimental psychology and statistics is preferred. Prior research experience is also preferred, but not required. Applicants should be comfortable with all age groups. Must be independent, demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and have a flexible schedule.

Compensation: Hourly pay.

Other information you want the potential RA to know: Please contact Jason (jfanderson@stanford.edu) if you are interested and include your CV or resume.

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