Research Jobs and Internships

 

AME Center offers research assistant internships for current undergraduates, recent graduates, and PhD students. Individuals interested in learning more about health psychology, biopsychology, public health, clinical psychology and medicine may join our team for summer or longer term volunteer internships.

 

Working as a Research Assistant at the AME Center has given me the incredible opportunity to better understand the research process, learn directly from respected professionals in the field, and develop a diverse skillset for my own future career. Most importantly, my time here has given me the experience to improve the health of others with the support of an accomplished and passionate team

Elena Fromer,  AME Center Coordinator

Research assistants gain valuable skills such as: 

  • Recruitment, Data collection, monitoring, and management
  • Survey skills
  • Basic understanding of research process by participating in meetings and study start up
  • Working with a dynamic group of colleagues and being mentored by postdocs and faculty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Positions: 

Everyday Moments of Mindfulness Study

The Everyday Moments of Mindfulness (EMMI) study examines the effects of daily mindfulness and compassion-based practices on women`s well-being in everyday life. We are studying individuals exposed to early life adversity and ask them to use a mindfulness study app for 30 days. The goal is to understand whether practicing mindfulness and compassion-based practices can improve daily well-being. 

Under the supervision of Dr. Stefanie Mayer and Clinical Research Coordinator Joanna Guan, interns will assist in preparing for the study launch, research subject recruitment, and data collection. Interns will learn about mindfulness interventions, methods of intervention research, and study procedures such as collecting self-report data in real life.

Requirements: Highly motivated, responsible individuals who are able to commit 8-10 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months (work can be done remotely). Hours are flexible but limited to weekdays only. Strong interest in topics such as health psychology, biology, aging, and stress also required. Strong interest and experience in early life adversity and mindfulness interventions is preferred.

TO APPLY: Please complete this form and attach your resume and cover letter. You may also send your resume to [email protected].




Social Media Internship: Translational Science

The Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions (AME) Center, based at the UCSF Center for Health and Community, conducts research on how people can thrive in both mind and body, especially when under severe adversity such as poverty, caregiving, work stress and depression.

In order to disseminate our research findings, events, and other lab related news and updates, we use social media platforms such as twitter and Facebook, along with our website blog called “AME Stories.”

Under the supervision of Lab Manager Elena Fromer and AME Coordinator Bresh Merino, the social media interns will support our social media platforms and news stories by analyzing or searching for content and creating summaries of the materials to be posted online.

Requirements: 

  • Highly motivated, responsible individuals who are able to commit 8-10 hours a week.
  • Hours are flexible but limited to weekdays only, remote position available during COVID restrictions.
  • Individuals must come into the lab one day per week (when restrictions are lifted) and work can be done remotely as needed for a minimum of 3 months. 
  • Strong interest in topics such as health psychology, biology, aging, and stress also required.
  • Individuals must also have strong writing skills and are proficient with social media platforms

TO APPLY: Please email your resume and brief cover letter to [email protected]