Undergraduate Research Assistant

The Computational Psychiatry, Neuroimaging and Sleep Laboratory (CoPsyN Sleep Lab) is currently recruiting motivated and compassionate undergraduate research coordinators for projects investigating the relationships between sleep disturbances, brain function, and emotional well-being. The CoPsyN Sleep lab is focused on translational clinical research and utilizes human neuroimaging, high density EEG, computational methods, and clinical psychology to examine the role of sleep physiology in the development, maintenance, and treatment of psychopathology across the lifespan. We are looking for Undergraduate Research Assistants to be active contributors to study operations.

Seeking undergrads for: Academic year, Summer

Location: On-campus research projects only

Required skills:

• Strong interest of human neuroscience techniques and experimental design including EEG and fMRI

• Comfortable working with depressed, anxious, or sensitive populations 

• Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing

• Good attention to detail and can follow instructions with precision 

This lab is particularly interested in mentoring: Undergrads from backgrounds that are underrepresented in STEM

Project information:

• An NIH funded clinical trial examining the impact of a sleep intervention on emotion regulation brain function in individuals with depression.

• An NIH funded clinical trial studying sleep disturbance and emotion regulation in individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and mild Alzheimer’s Dementia.

• NIH and VA funded clinical trials examining mediators and moderators of response to non-drug treatments for insomnia in older adults and Gulf War Veterans.

• A project examining if a brief telehealth sleep intervention targeting acute insomnia will help mitigate the mental health burden created by the COVID-19 pandemic

How to apply: Contact Dr. Goldstein-Piekarski (agoldpie@stanford.edu)