Research Assistants and Postbac Researchers
Thank you for exploring the possibility of becoming involved in the Regulation of Emotion in Anxiety and Depression Lab! The success of this laboratory depends heavily upon the involvement of bright and motivated post-bacs, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows. Read more below for information.
REQUIRED SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
Strong computer skills; willingness to learn new software
Basic understanding of statistics and use of SPSS
Strong interpersonal skills
Preference will be given to applicants with prior research experience, especially students with prior psychophysiological research experience.
Students with experience using any of the following methods or tools should emphasize these in their application: Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM-IV (SCID), Mini-International Psychiatric Interview (MINI), E-Prime, Matlab, BIOPAC, Biosemi, Brain Vision, AcqKnowledge, Noldus, and any type of computer programming.
Although we welcome any inquiries from individuals interested in research on emotion and anxiety disorders, those who join our lab as research assistants are often considering attending graduate school in clinical psychology, but would like to gain research experience before applying. Several of our past research assistants in our lab have been accepted to top clinical psychology graduate programs.
Typically, our research assistants work primarily in the lab on an ongoing research project related to emotion regulation and anxiety disorders. Responsibilities include recruiting participants for studies, collecting and analyzing data, and preparing data for presentation and publication. In addition, research assistants are expected to participate in a 1-hour lab meeting each week to review the progress of experiments in the lab as well as to discuss papers relevant to emotions and anxiety.
To learn more about specific research projects, please see Current Projects. We welcome interest in independent research projects as well.
If you're interested in learning more about these research opportunities, please contact the lab to arrange an interview.
Dr. Mennin and the READ Lab are not currently accepting postdoctoral applications. If you are interested in working in the lab as a research assistant, please contact Dr. Mennin. He may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest! We look forward to talking with you.