I am currently looking for several individuals to volunteer to become research asistants.
I can offer a unique research experience, as well as guidance in applying to graduate school, conducting research projects, and publishing findings. Students find that I am willing to let students publish their own research findings, and even serve as first author, which is increasingly essential for graduate school admissions.
Students will need to commit to a certain amount of time. A minimum of 7 hours per week will be required, but the more time and effort you put in, the more you will be able to get out of the experience.
You will be expected to be able to work on your own, without constant supervision. You will need to be able to problem-solve novel situations and handle multiple tasks at once. You may be able to take part in a number of research activities, including:
- Screening subjects
- Neuropsychological testing
- Blood draws
- Working with blood samples in the lab
- Evaluating and scoring sleep studies
- Interacting with research subjects
- ...and more
In addition, you will be expected to perform some of the more basic tasks that are crucial to any research operation, including: working with the Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects, getting articles from the library, scanning documents, preparing laboratory materials, etc.
No prior research experience is necessary, but any experience you have will be helpful.
You will NOT need to work overnight. But you can observe sleep studies in progress if you want to!
If you think you are interested, contact me.