Current Lab Openings and Opportunities


Undergraduate Student Research Assistant Position

Faculty Sponsor: Palesh, Oxana
Department: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
The Cancer Survivorship Research Team (CSRT) at Stanford University is looking for conscientious undergraduate student research assistants who can start in Fall 2017! This is excellent preparation for doctoral training in medicine, neuroscience, public health, or health/clinical psychology.

Description of Research Project:
As many as 80% of cancer patients experience sleep problems. We are conducting a study funded by the National Cancer Institute to treat and prevent sleep difficulties in breast cancer patients using behavioral treatments. Applying both subjective and objective measurements, we hope to better understand the sleep problems that breast cancer patients encounter. This position would appeal to those who are interested in
cognitive function, insomnia, or cancer.

Description of Student Responsibilities:
Undergraduate research assistants will be involved in multiple aspects of this research project. Specifically, students will help with neuropsychological assessment, MRI co-piloting, blood draws, data management, and other responsibilities. Students who are interested in receiving clinical and research experience are all welcome to apply.
Students are asked to commit a minimum of 3-quarters (approximately 6 hours a week).
All training will be provided.
If interested, please email your cover letter and resume/CV to Dr. Oxana Palesh (Principal Investigator) at opalesh@stanford.edu and Bingjie Tong (Clinical Research Coordinator) at tbingjie@stanford.edu.

Posted July 31, 2017


Senior Research Assistant Position

This job posting is for a Senior Research Associate II (SRA, aka laboratory technician) to assist with metagenomic sequencing of biospecimens from critically ill pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients.  This is a salaried position with benefits, ideally for 1-3 years.  The ideal candidate would be motivated, interested in going to medical or graduate school, and have a background in basic laboratory skills.  The benefits of this job are the advancement of translational biomedical research, exposure to clinical care in the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, inclusion in scientific publications, and a robust and diverse laboratory environment with a variety of graduate students and postdocs (laboratory of Dr. Joe DeRisi).  Please inquire by e-mail to Matt Zinter, MD (matt.zinter@ucsf.edu).

–Posted April 23, 2017


We are looking for undergraduates interested in a research associate position in the lab of Bruce Wang, MD, in the Department of Medicine at UCSF starting in summer of 2017. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences or related disciplines will be considered (undergraduate degree may be in process during the application but the degree should be possessed by the appointment effective date). Most importantly, we are looking for someone who is talented, responsible, motivated and enthusiastic.

We are a young stem cell biology and regenerative medicine lab and are most interested in candidates who want to perform independent research in addition to supporting and managing the lab. Our lab studies how the different cell types in the liver, in particular the hepatocyte, are generated during development, patterned and maintained during adulthood, and regenerate after injury. Our long-term goals are to improve the understanding of liver disease pathophysiology and develop novel methods of treatment for liver diseases, including cell replacement therapy. We take innovative and integrated approaches using in vivo, in vitro and clinical human samples, and use the tools of stem cell biology, developmental biology, genomics and regenerative medicine. You can find out more about our research at: https://brucewanglab.ucsf.edu.

The ideal candidate will have at least six months of lab experience (beyond coursework lab experience) and familiarity with one or more of the following: microscopy, molecular biology, mouse work, histology, and quantitative/computational analysis. We are looking for a minimum two-year time commitment. This position is suitable for an individual who is looking to gain research experience on the way to further career development, for example on the way to graduate or medical school.

The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the principle investigator. Responsibilities include laboratory management (ordering, organizing and maintaining stocks of lab supplies and reagents), assistance with mouse care and genotyping, molecular biology, tissue preparation and section, immunostaining and microscopy. The remaining time will be allocated to supervised research, with potential to develop an independent research project.

Interested candidates should contact us at Bruce.Wang@ucsf.edu

–Posted April 23, 2017


The Stanford Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndromes (PANS) Clinic & Research Program is hiring a full-time clinical research assistant for a minimum of 1 year, beginning in June. PANS is a clinical diagnosis given to children who have a dramatic – sometimes overnight – onset of neuropsychiatric symptoms including obsessions/compulsions or food restriction. In addition, they may have symptoms of depression, irritability, anxiety, and have difficulty with schoolwork. The cause of PANS is unknown in most cases but is thought to be triggered by infections, metabolic disturbances, and other inflammatory reactions. Our research program is interested in hiring a graduating senior who is willing to assist in research operations for our clinic. These duties can include consenting patients for our research studies, coordinating blood samples, and potentially conducting a stand-alone project. By spending time in our clinic, research assistants can expect to develop a better understanding of how a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, rheumatologists, and immunologists tackle treating the debilitating symptoms of PANS. This is a great position for a graduating senior or recent graduate taking a gap year before medical school.

If you are interested, email gabalona@stanford.edu.

–Posted April 23, 2017


Bariatric Surgery Research Coordinator Position

The Stanford Bariatric and Metabolic Interdisciplinary Clinic is looking for a student to lead Dr. John Morton’s clinical research projects in bariatric and metabolic surgery and surgical outcomes for the 2017-2018 academic year. Dr. Morton is Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Director of Bariatric Surgery and Immediate Past President of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. 

Opportunities include:

  • Design, implementation, and presentation of numerous clinical research projects
  • Recruitment and follow-up of patients
  • Development of research protocols and coordinating with Stanford’s IRB
  • Leading a research team (medical students and research assistants)
  • Projects are flexible and may be designed to fit student’s interests and medical school plans

***Upcoming and current projects include: Improvements in Gait Biomechanics After Bariatric Surgery;  Surgical Weight Loss to Improve Functional Status Trajectories Following Total Knee Arthroplasty; Does Peer Sponsorship Improve Bariatric Outcomes?; Benefits of Medication-Aided Preoperative Weight Loss: A Randomized Trial; Usage of Wearable Technology for Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery; Evaluating the Mechanisms of Improvement in Cognitive and Psychomotor Function Using fMRI After Bariatric Surgery; Impact of Social Capital on Bariatric Surgery Patients***

Benefits:

  • Maximum publishing benefit (average yearly publications: 4-6, book chapters: 1-2)
  • Opportunity to shadow in both clinic and OR
  • Present at national meetings including American College of Surgeons, American Diabetes Association, Digestive Disease Week, Society for American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Obesity Society
  • Stipend available. The Fellowship is a 1 year, full-time commitment, and is perfect for those taking a gap year before medical school.
  • Dr. Morton as your mentor! He is a leading figure in bariatric surgery and one of the best mentors/teachers in the School of Medicine with 6 teaching awards (https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/john-morton)

–Posted April 10, 2017


Full-time Research Assistant Position

The Hughes lab at Massachusetts General Hospital is looking for a full time research assistant. Great opportunity for graduating pre-med students and alumni who are interested in gaining research experience before applying to med school.

Further Information on the Hughes Lab available here.

–Posted March 12, 2017


Ideal candidate should have the ability to perform independent research in addition to supporting and managing the lab. 

Where: Tward Lab at UCSF: Interdisciplinary lab, interested in the identity and function of the molecular events that reprogram a normal cell into a pre-cancerous cell and ultimately to a cancer cell. We hope to harness that knowledge to generate novel therapies. We use a variety of techniques to address these questions, including genome editing using CRISPR, high throughput sequencing of clinical samples, cell culture and in vivo modeling, and computational analysis of large, multidimensional data sets. We additionally have a strong interest in the development and maintenance of the organs of hearing, which includes studying the tympanic membrane and cochlea.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in biology, bioengineering, biochemistry, computer science or related disciplines. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with one or more of the following: microscopy, molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, instrumentation, cloning, genome editing/CRISPR technology, flow cytometry, and quantitative and computational analysis. Strong communication skills are preferred as this position requires consistent interaction with others in the lab who need assistance with their projects and ordering research materials, directing the lab helper and other UCSF employees, giving presentations in lab meetings, and interacting with sales representatives. Candidates who are able to start working immediately and no later than late June will be considered. A two-year commitment is preferred.

Application: CV must contain previous research experience, GPA, a list of prior coursework, and three references. Please apply though https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF01308. Please provide a short statement on why you are interested in this position and how this position will help you achieve your career goals.”

–Posted March 12, 2017


Full-Time Post-Graduate Researcher

The McDonald lab at UCSF has openings for full-time post-graduate researchers in the field of vascular biology. The ideal candidate would have recently acquired a bachelor’s degree by the time the start the job in May or June of 2017.

If you would like to apply or have any questions, please address them to julio.flores@ucsf.edu.

–Posted February 15, 2017


Paid Study Therapist/Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator Position

We are seeking applications for 1 part-time or full-time study therapist/assistant clinical research coordinator (ACRC) to join the Stanford Cancer Survivorship Research Laboratory at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, led by Dr. Oxana Palesh.  We are looking for candidates with experience conducting psychotherapy and masters-level or doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, health psychology, epidemiology, public health, or another behavioral science with an interest in developing expertise in conducting behavioral clinical trials in cancer. Prior research experience, including interaction with human subjects, is required. Prior research experience or training in behavioral sleep medicine is a plus but is not essential. Clinical research experience is strongly desired. Candidates who are currently in a Master’s program may apply as well.

The Study Therapist/Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator will primarily conduct the experimental and control behavioral interventions for a clinical trial having to do with breast cancer and a form of CBT for insomnia and complete the administrative tasks that go along with delivery of the behavioral interventions. Weekly clinical supervision hours are available.  Other job duties will include carrying out study visits, conducting neuropsychological assessments, co-piloting MRI scans, putting study procedure materials together, making reminder phone calls, measuring participants’ heart rate variability, entering/scoring data, and other procedural/administrative tasks as needed. Additionally, the ACRC will assist in scheduling and collecting blood samples from participants at a local laboratory, so the ACRC must be comfortable with handling biological samples. The ACRC will also provide assistance in preparing and submitting the regulatory paperwork and reports necessary for the conduct of clinical trial. Depending on the applicant’s interest, there will also be opportunities for poster presentations and papers co-authored with other research team members.

Start date: This position will start early to late Spring, 2017. Exact start day is negotiable. A 1-year minimum commitment is required, and a 2-year commitment is highly favored.

How to apply: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, brief cover letter, and potential available start date to Oxana Palesh and Melissa Packer: opalesh@stanford.edu and mpacker2@stanford.edu.

–Posted January 16, 2017


Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

We are seeking applications for 1 full-time Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRC) to join the Stanford Cancer Survivorship Research Laboratory at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, led by Dr. Oxana Palesh.  We are looking for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree or above in psychology, epidemiology, public health, neuroscience, human biology, or another related area with an interest in developing expertise in conducting behavioral clinical trials in cancer. Prior research experience, including interaction with human subjects, is required. Prior research experience or training in behavioral sleep medicine is a plus but is not essential. Clinical research experience is strongly desired. Candidates who are currently finishing up their degree but will graduate in the next few months may apply as well.

The CRC will primarily help run a clinical trial having to do with breast cancer and a form of CBT for insomnia as well as assist, as needed, with an observational MRI study on cognitive dysfunction from breast cancer treatments. Job duties will include but are not limited to scheduling and executing study visits, recruiting human subjects for the study, conducting and scoring neuropsychological assessments, co-piloting MRI scans, putting study procedure materials together, making reminder phone calls, measuring participants’ heart rate variability, administering questionnaires, entering and managing data, and other procedural tasks as needed. Additionally, the ACRC will assist in scheduling and collecting blood samples from participants at a local laboratory, so the ACRC must be comfortable with handling biological samples. In addition, the position involves a number of administrative duties such as preparing and submitting regulatory documents to the Institutional Review Board, Scientific Review Committee and the National Institutes of Health.  The position also includes a number of administrative tasks associated with running a clinical trial. Depending on the applicant’s interest, there will also be opportunities for poster presentations and papers co-authored with other research team members.

Starting date: As soon as possible, but exact day is negotiable. A 1-year minimum commitment is required, while a 2-year commitment is highly favored.

How to apply: Applicants should email a curriculum vitae, brief cover letter, and availability to Oxana Palesh, PhD, MPH, and Melissa Packer, MA:  opalesh@stanford.edu and mpacker2@stanford.edu.

–Posted January 16, 2017


Auditory Research Assistant

The Oghalai lab is looking for undergraduate student volunteers to assist in auditory research.

The main interest of our lab is to understand how the brain controls vibrations within the ear. Our approach includes behavioral studies, OCT in vivo imaging, and hearing function measurement in behaving animals. You can learn cutting-edge strategies in hearing research. Here’s the details:

Research description: Mouse behavioral training and measuring auditory function in behaving mouse 

Time: 6-9 hours per week (2-3 visits per week) (can be flexible depending on schedule; can get 2-3 units)

Information we need: your name, email, department, year (ex: junior..) and a brief description of why you are interested in assisting our research.

We want keen undergraduate assistants that are eager to learn, well organized, and that can help out with research studies on an ongoing basis. If interested, please contact Jinkyung Kim, a postdoctoral fellow at Oghalai lab (bravokjk@gmail.com).

–Posted January 10, 2017


Perinatal Safety Learning Lab Research Assistant

The Perinatal Safety Learning Lab at Stanford University School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine is looking to fill a temporary Student Research Assistant position for the spring of 2016. 

Federally-funded by the Agency for Research and Quality, the Perinatal Safety Learning Lab is dedicated to improving patient safety for mothers and babies during labor and delivery. We use a mixed methods approach to develop, pilot, and test various aspects of maternal and neonatal care. Our team is comprised of parent stakeholders, healthcare providers, and experts in design and human factors.

The student will analyze eye tracking data during neonatal resuscitation to gain a better understanding of the practice and ultimately improve neonatal resuscitation education. 

Duties
·      Assist in setting up equipment and software for simulations
·      Analyze eye tracking data collection and analysis
·      Other duties as needed

Skills
·      Strong interpersonal and organizational abilities; attention to detail
·      Ability to work with diverse range of stakeholders
·      Ability to follow research protocols

Qualifications
·      Experience working in an academic environment
·      Familiarity with research compliance
·      Commitment to patient safety and/or maternal and child health
·      Eagerness to learn eye tracking data technology (Tobii)

To apply, please provide a CV to Alexandria Kristensen (akristen@stanford.edu). Please state your availability for the upcoming quarter. 

–Posted January 10, 2017


If interested, please forward cover letter and resume to Yvonne Lee at yvonn3@stanford.edu

Description: The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Stanford University is seeking a motivated, organized team player to join as a Clinical Research Assistant (CRA) to perform administrative support duties related to the collection of clinical data and/or the coordination of clinical studies supporting ongoing and future research focused in pancreatic disorders. The CRA will work under the direction and supervision of the principal investigator and/or study coordinator/supervisor on these studies. This is a part-time position (10-20 hours/week) that has the potential to transition into a full-time position in the summer of 2017. There is a minimum commitment of one year, and the position is most suitable for current seniors or recent grads.

This position will give the incumbent the chance to participate in various clinical and translational research projects related to the scientific and social aspects underpinning pancreatic disorders. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills that are transferrable to new and exciting opportunities in the future. These skills may include: writing Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications and clinical protocols, building and managing scientific databases of patient information, conducting and analyzing laboratory or social science research experiments, giving presentations at medical conferences, and having authorship on scientific publications. 

Duties include:

  • Perform clerical duties in the preparation of regulatory documents. Maintain all forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs. File all appropriate correspondence.
  • Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Review medical records and/or perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed.
  • Administer standard study questionnaires and tests, score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.
  • Extract data from source documents for research studies as directed. Collect data and complete case report forms.
  • Collect study specimens from research participants according to protocol after appropriate training/certification.
  • Prepare, process, and ship specimens/samples accurately under well-defined requirements.
  • Order and maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.

* – Other duties may also be assigned

–Posted January 2, 2017


Neuromodulation and Drug Delivery Research Opportunity

Lab Description: Our lab is centered on developing novel noninvasive techniques to precisely deliver drugs to the brain, to mediate more precise control of neural activity, in addition to other therapeutic effects. We are principally focused on techniques that have an immediate pathway for clinical translation. Currently, we primarily use focused ultrasound to mediate these effects, given recent advances that allow us to place a sonication focus within most any brain region of interest, completely noninvasively, and with high spatial and temporal resolution. For more information, please visit http://airan-lab.stanford.edu.

Job Description: We are looking for a motivated undergraduate to work with the Airan Lab on a 6-month research project for utilizing focused ultrasound (FUS) for targeted neuromodulation and drug delivery. The student will be working on coding and assembling the hardware for integrating various stimuli, EEG measurements, and ultrasound stimulation. The time commitment is flexible enough to provide ample opportunity for pursuing other projects and in vitro/in vivo experiments. We are seeking students with programming experience in Python and/or MATLAB and an interest in neuroscience, bioengineering, or biophysics. Experience with microcontrollers, laboratory electronics, and/or animal work are not required, but are a plus. Interested undergrads should send their CV to Raag Airan <rairan@stanford.edu>.

–Posted December 2, 2016


Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator Position

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Stanford University is seeking a motivated, organized team player to join as a Clinical Research Assistant (CRA) to perform administrative support duties related to the collection of clinical data and/or the coordination of clinical studies supporting ongoing and future research focused in pancreatic disorders. The CRA will work under the direction and supervision of the principal investigator and/or study coordinator/supervisor on these studies. This is a part-time position (10-20 hours/week) that has the potential to transition into a full-time position in the summer of 2017. There is a minimum commitment of one year, and the position is most suitable for current seniors or recent grads.

This position will give the incumbent the chance to participate in various clinical and translational research projects related to the scientific and social aspects underpinning pancreatic disorders. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills that are transferrable to new and exciting opportunities in the future. These skills may include: writing Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications and clinical protocols, building and managing scientific databases of patient information, conducting and analyzing laboratory or social science research experiments, giving presentations at medical conferences, and having authorship on scientific publications.

Duties include:

  • Perform clerical duties in the preparation of regulatory documents. Maintain all forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs. File all appropriate correspondence.
  • Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Review medical records and/or perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed.
  • Administer standard study questionnaires and tests, score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.
  • Extract data from source documents for research studies as directed. Collect data and complete case report forms.
  • Collect study specimens from research participants according to protocol after appropriate training/certification.
  • Prepare, process, and ship specimens/samples accurately under well-defined requirements.
  • Order and maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.

* – Other duties may also be assigned

–Posted December 1, 2016


Lab Technician Position in Public Health Lab

–Posted November 14, 2016


Research Assistant Position and Volunteer Opportunity in Department of Psychiatry

1.      Research Assistant Position (FWS eligible students)

2.      Volunteer opportunity – one-on-one exposure therapy with patients suffering from hoarding disorder (Decluttering Facilitators)

–Posted November 3, 2016


Research Assistant Position in Department of Psychiatry

 

The Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Science (http://cibsr.stanford.edu) is seeking a motivated student who is looking for an excellent opportunity to get involved in research and psychiatry. Your responsibilities will generally entail data management, organization, and scoring of neurocognitive and neuropsychological assessments and testing.

Desired start date: ASAP (Early November 2016)
Commitment:  10 hours a week
Compensation: Course credit or Federal Work Study (if eligible)

If interested, please send me an email (lfolandross@stanford.edu) including:
1) Your resume/CV
2) Brief description of your interest in research
3) Dates/times when you are available to work

–Posted October 30, 2016


Clinical Research Opportunity in Cardiac Surgery

We are looking for enthusiastic, self driven, and motivated students to join our research team. The Cardiac Surgery Arrhythmia Research Lab is part of the department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, with a focus of studying atrial fibrillation in particular. We use a variety of approaches to study arrhythmia, from genetics/transciptomics, to medical device design with hi-def epicardial mapping, to animal and human clinical trials. If you have an interest in cardiac physiology, want to assist in animal surgery, or want to gain a broad based research experience applicable to any future residency program then please contact Bart at imielski@stanford.edu. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

–Posted October 25, 2016


Research Assistant Position in Community Health and Prevention Research

 

Interested in community health, physical activity, and matters related to aging?

HumBio major and now Community Health and Prevention Research master’s student Megan Alexander is seeking 1-2 motivated research assistants for a study she is conducting to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a novel physical activity program for an underserved population of homebound older adults who use Meals on Wheels. The research assistant will be responsible for end-of-study data collection.

The position will begin November 15th and last approximately 5 weeks (if you can do some, but not all, do still reach out!).

Requirements:

  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have windows of at least 3 hours of unscheduled time in your schedule

Bonus points (AKA optional, but helpful):

  • Access to a car
  • A local who plans to be in the area for parts of Thanksgiving and Winter break

This position provides an exciting opportunity for a student interested in:

  • Community based participatory research
  • Behavioral interventions
  • The impact of physical activity on quality of life
  • Aging, gerontology, and senior isolation
  • Working with underserved and vulnerable populations
  • Social work
  • Working on a student-led research project
  • An opportunity for co-authorship upon publication

Misc. perks:

  • Research assistant can receive academic units (if you reach out soon!)
  • Megan is happy to introduce you to leaders within the Health Trust, a community benefit organization based in Silicon Valley that runs many programs committed to improving the health of Santa Clara County.

Please contact Megan promptly if you are interested or have further questions: megana93@stanford.edu.

–Posted October 11, 2016


Clinical Research Opportunity in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department

 

We’re doing a questionnaire distribution to practicing ENTs on the management of inferior turbinate hypertrophy (ITH) and their perceptions of Empty Nose Syndrome (ENS). The goal is to identify the current philosophy and techniques regarding ITH, how many attendings believe in ENS, and if their management correlates with that belief. More can be explained in person! The role of the pre-med student will be data extraction and analysis via Excel mostly. The total time commitment for this project would be approximately 6-12 hours of work. We are also more than happy to invite whoever works with us to shadow in the clinics and come to the OR. We like our students to feel part of the team, and mentorship is really important to all of us.

If interested, please email Vishal Patel at vskpatel24@gmail.com

–Posted October 9, 2016


Undergraduate Research Opportunity, Department of Pathology

 

Dr. Gerlinde Wernig’s Lab is looking for three undergraduate students on several projects, many of which are already close to publication. The position is unpaid. See the attached document for more details.

–Posted October 2, 2016


Full-Time Employment Opportunity: Clinical Research Coordinator 1 at The Heart Center Clinical and Translational Research Program

 

The Heart Center Clinical and Translational Research Program is seeking candidates to fill a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator 1 position.

For the details on the position and to apply, please visit: this link. Job Number: 72292

This posting will expire on 9/29/16.

For questions, please contact Katie Stefani at kstefani@stanford.edu

–Posted September 21, 2016


Cancer Survivorship Research Team Research Assistant

 

The Cancer Survivorship Research Team (CSRT) at Stanford University is looking for conscientious undergraduate student research assistants who are federal work study eligible or able to take course credit for this research experience. This is a fabulous opportunity to learn about cognitive neuroscience research methods, design, and practice as well as randomized clinical trials with breast cancer patients. This position would appeal to those interested in cognitive function, insomnia, or cancer. We are looking for research assistants who will help with neuropsychological testing and scoring, MRI scanning, scheduling, filing, data entry, scanning paper files to digital copies, and other responsibilities. We are looking for students who are very reliable, flexible, and eager to learn about cancer patients’ cognitive and sleep domains as well as understanding the importance of the day-to-day grind in research. This is excellent preparation for doctoral training in medicine, neuroscience, public health, or health/clinical psychology. We require a schedule of one, uninterrupted 6-hour shift a week between the hours of 9AM and 6PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, and a 3-Quarter minimum commitment, starting Fall Quarter of 2016. Because our study visits with participants must accommodate the participants’ schedules, our student RAs are expected to be flexible and sometimes help with study visits outside of their specified shifts. Successful candidates will begin training immediately.

Interested students who can make the aforementioned time commitments should email Melissa Packer at mpacker2@stanford.edu with their cover letter and resume/CV.

–Posted September 21, 2016


Opportunity for Clinical Work in Dr. Rodriguez's Lab, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 

The Rodriguez lab at Stanford is delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for those aspiring to become physicians to gain unique clinical experience with those diagnosed with hoarding disorder (HD). We are looking for “de-cluttering facilitators”, which is an important role in our Buried in Treasures (BITS) Workshop intervention. This role entails going to the participant’s home with another facilitator and helping the participant go through the decision process to de-clutter. These homes will be vetted in advance and any homes that are considered hazardous (e.g., any animal hoarding, unsafe contaminants, too much clutter) will be excluded from the study. The facilitator will participate in 10, 2-hour sessions with each participant. Because there are five groups staggered over time, you can get a year’s worth of 2 hours per week with supervision. Also, you will have the opportunity to take part in other aspects of the study.

Please visit http://med.stanford.edu/rodriguezlab/careers/research-assistant–work-study-.html to submit your application for the position. You can contact our lab at 650-723-4095 or srighi@stanford.edu if you have any questions about the study.

For clients or for anyone who might interested in participating in the study, please direct them to our lab at 650-723-4095 or clutterhelp@stanford.edu

–Posted September 12, 2016


American Academy of Medicine and Surgery (AAMS)

 

The mission of the American Academy of Medicine & Surgery (AAMS) is to provide students considering careers in science, medicine, and/or public health with the space and opportunity to delve deeper and more intensely in their passions. Guided by physicians, surgeons and scientists, students are educated in basic and advanced cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, as well as medical and surgical techniques that will be utilized in premedical studies and medical schools. After participating in this intensive internship program, students will leave with not only a deeper and more sophisticated understanding of general anatomy and physiology (and in particular, that of the cardiovascular system), but also tangible skills and techniques in surgery.

Currently, we are accepting early applications for our 2017 Hawaii programs.  Additional program details (selected program resort site, negotiated room rates, etc.) will be published in the coming months.

See their website for more details.