|PLEASE NOTE: Not all labs remember to post their positions. Students should feel free to also contact individual labs to check on available positions. For a listing of labs in the department, go to http://www.colorado.edu/psych-neuro/research/faculty-research-labs|
|Date posted||Term(s) needed||Area(s): Genetics, Clinical, Cognitive, Neuroscience, Social||Course credit option? Y/N||Pay option? Y/N||Researcher name and a brief description of the work being done in your lab||Duties of research assistants||Average hrs/week commitment||Minimum required semesters||Contact information, and required or desired skills of applicants|
|10/05/16||Fall '16/ Spring '17||Cognitive||Y||N||Yuko Munakata’s team works with children and adults to explore executive functions (such as inhibitory control over impulsive thoughts and actions), the processes that support the dramatic developments observed across the first decade of life and beyond, and how this information might inform efforts to intervene.||Learning research skills, working with parents and children, helping design research tasks, running participants, coding videotapes, participating in scientific discussions in lab firstname.lastname@example.org; Looking for coursework in psychology, development, and/or research;flexible schedule for Fall and Spring '17,|
|10/19/16||Not currently recruiting||Genetics and Cognitive||Y||N||Naomi Friedman's lab investigates individual differences in cognitive executive functions (inhibiting responses, updating working memory, and mental set shifting) and how they relate to a number of behaviors, including psychopathology (depression, anxiety, antisocial behavior, substance use, attention problems), self-regulation and personality (e.g., self-control, impulsivity, neuroticism, rumination, temperament), and other cognitive abilities (e.g., intelligence, creativity). Data come from a large existing twin study that has followed twins since age 14 months through early adulthood, so studies often take a developmental approach. We are currently collecting neuroimaging data.||Learning research skills, coding videotapes or paper data, participating in scientific discussions in lab meetings. Depending on interests, student can design and complete a research study using existing data.||6-8||1||Naomi.email@example.com Looking for coursework in cognitive psychology, development, or behavioral genetics|
|1/30/17||Not currently recruiting||Neuroscience, Clinical, Genetic||Y||N||The CUChange lab seeks to conduct transdisciplinary research to explore the psychological, neurocognitive, physiological, genetic, and epigenetic factors that are linked with health and risk behavior. We believe that a better understanding of the full range of influences on health and risk behavior will allow better tailoring of behavioral interventions to increase health behavior, decrease risk behavior, and ultimately decrease morbidity and mortality and increase quality of life. Our only project that currently utilizes undergrad RAs is FORCE. FORCE examines the hypothesis that aerobic exercise will enhance fitness as well as social, emotional and economic functioning in older adults, and that these changes will occur though the effect of exercise on neurocognitive structure and function, which we assess via functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).||Phonescreening, scheduling, data entry, conducting exercise sessions with participants, running participants (including: administering questionnaires, consenting participants, cognitive tasks, helping with fitness tests and fMRI scans); blood and microbiome analyses, DNA extractions and sample preparations.||4-10||2||Gregory.Giordano@colorado.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com. Looking for coursework in psychology and/or neuroscience, and if interested in bench work, lab classes in IPHY, MCDB, Bio or Biochem. Blocks of two hours or longer are ideal.|
|1/25/2018||Spring-Fall '18||Clinical, Cognitive||Y||N||As a part of the Friedman and Rhee Labs, we are conducting a study to examine the association between executive functions and depression in clinically depressed adults. This study will also test whether individual differences in executive functions predict symptom improvement in response to a brief psychotherapy intervention.||Scheduling, creating study materials, attending weekly training meeting, running participants (including: administering cognitive tasks and/or a fully structured clinical interview for depression, questionnaires, consenting participants, debriefing participants), coding videotapes.||6-10||1||Alta du Pont at firstname.lastname@example.org|
Looking for coursework in psychology, clinical psychology, or cognitive psychology.