The Developmental and Research Laboratory on Eating and Weight Behaviors under the direction of Dr. Marian Tanofsky-Kraff in the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at the Uniformed Services University (USU) is seeking a very highly motivated college or masters student to aid in conducting research. The volunteer would serve as an aid to research coordinators on a NIH-funded trial aimed at preventing eating disorders and reducing excessive weight gain in adolescent military dependents. Primary responsibilities include recruitment of study participants and data collection and entry. Part-time commitment and flexible hours. Reliability and timeliness are critical. This experience is ideal for individuals planning to pursue graduate work in clinical psychology, medicine, or a related field.
- A Bachelor’s degree (or currently seeking a Bachelor’s degree)
- Must be reliable, responsible, and self-sufficient
- Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task is essential
- Ability to commute to recruitment events and occasionally volunteer on Saturday mornings, preferred
- Prior research experience preferred
Opportunities for this position include:
- Research experience working on a federally funded R01 grant
- Experience interacting with 12-17 year old participants and/or their caregivers at recruitment events, and if scheduling allows, at baseline visits
- Exposure to a wide range of physical and mental health assessments including body composition, eating behavior, and psycho-social adjustment
- Potential for recommendation letters depending on overall performance and length of volunteer service
We are looking for a volunteer to start Fall 2017.
If interested, please send letter of interest and CV to Liza Sitz, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.