Research Assistant Position in the Stanford Psychophysiology Lab


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


450 Sera MallBuilding 420Stanford, CA 94305


Supervising researchers:
James Gross, PhD, Craig Moodie, PhD, Julia Ryan, BA

Project description:
We are currently seeking an RA to assist in an NIH-funded clinical study examining emotions and emotion regulation in a clinical population. The project seeks to understand the emotional processes behind treatment decisions. It will involve running sessions with clinically diagnosed and healthy participants, administering computer tasks with participants in an fMRI machine, examining preliminary data and assisting the laboratory manager in administrative tasks.

This research assistant position offers a comprehensive data collection experience, involving lab-based assessment of self-report, behavioral, and physiological measures while working with a sensitive clinical population. This position may be used as a vehicle to enter neuroscience, medical school, clinical psychology graduate programs and/or laboratory manager positions.

Duties of the position and hours a week:
Duties will include running participants in an fMRI, data quality assurance, data organization, data storage and administrative tasks in the laboratory. Applicants should plan to commit at least 8-12 hours per week, starting as soon as possible.

Qualifications of applicant:
We're looking for someone capable of working with a sensitive clinical population, who is very detail oriented and organized, and motivated to be involved with affective research.

Volunteer or Federal Work Study (if eligible) or course credit

To apply:
Please send a cover letter, CV and 2 references to


  • People Skills
  • Research
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Psychology
  • Critical Thinking

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • 8-12 hours
  • work with sensitive clinical population, detail oriented and organized, interest in affectivescience

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