Volunteer and get research experience!

 

Be a Research Assistant Volunteer for a UC Berkeley/UCSF Study of Stress, Weight and Health

The UC Berkeley School of Public Health and UC San Francisco are currently conducting a longitudinal study on how childhood stress, eating behavior, and nutrition impact adult health, cellular aging, and the health of offspring. The study is the “National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Growth and Health Study (NGHS).”

As a volunteer, you will have the invaluable opportunity to get a range of clinical research experience – helping with recruitment, data management, and data collection through home visits. This is relevant for people interested in public health, psychology, or medicine.  You will gain inside knowledge of how research addressing complex public health issues is carried out.

Requirements: Highly motivated, responsible, individuals who are able to commit at least 8-10 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months. Hours are flexible, weekends or weekdays. Previous research experience preferred, though not required.

TO APPLY: Please send your resume, interests, and availability to Robin Friebur at rfriebur@berkeley.edu

Research Assistant at UCSF: Recruiting Now!

We are currently looking for volunteer Research Assissants interested in helping to conduct clinic visits, though other opportunities will also be available.  Typical duties will include conducting physical examinations/clinic visits, data entry, data coding, and assistance with administrative tasks. 

This position provides an invaluable opportunity to gain practical research experience and learn about the effect that sugar has on physiology and psychology, and the science of psychoneuroendocrinology and cellular aging. This is a great position for individuals interested in graduate psychology, health psychology, medical school, public health, or sociology programs. 

Requirements: Highly motivated, responsible, individuals who are able to commit at least 20 hours per week for a minimum of 2 months. Hours are flexible, but limited to weekdays only. Previous research experience preferred, though not required.

TO APPLY: Please send your resume, interests, and availability to Alison Hartman at Alison.hartman@ucsf.edu