Job and Volunteer Opportunities with AME

Paid Research Positions

Clinical Research Coordinator: Homeostatic Capacity

The Homeostatic Capacity study is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator to join our research team. The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will perform independently or with general direction from PI’s and Lab Manager to execute, manage, and coordinate research protocols. See the official job description and apply here.

Volunteer Research Positions

Join the AME Center and Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study, and Treatment (COAST) as a Volunteer Research Assistant!

Research Assistant Internship: Meditation in the Workplace

The UCSF AME Center is currently conducting a study examining the impact of a digital mindfulness intervention on stress. We are studying highly stressed UCSF employees and asking them to meditate for 8 weeks using a smart phone meditation app called Headspace. Our goal is to understand whether meditation may impact general wellbeing and metabolic markers of health.

Under the supervision of the Lab Manager Samantha Schilf, Study Coordinator Julie Vaccaro and Principal investigators Drs. Elissa Epel and Aric Prather, interns will support research subject recruitment and data collection. They will additionally learn about study procedures including the collection of body measurements and administration of psychological questionnaires.

Requirements: Highly motivated, responsible individuals who are able to commit 12 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months. Hours are flexible but limited to weekdays only, and individuals must be able to commute to the UCSF Laurel Heights campus. Strong interest in topics such as health psychology, biology, aging, and stress also required.

TO APPLY: Please complete this form and attach your resume and cover letter. You may also send your resume to AME.Center@UCSF.edu.

Research Assistant Internship: Homeostatic Capacity

This is a project for someone interested in assisting an intervention study examining the psychobiological impact of "positive stressors," such as exercise (high-intensity-interval training) and breathing methods, along with a meditation intervention.

Under the supervision of the Lab Manager Samantha Schilf, Study Director Stefanie Mayer and Principal investigator Dr. Elissa Epel, interns will support research subject recruitment and data collection. They will learn about intervention research methods and study procedures such as collecting physiological measurements and administering psychological questionnaires.

Requirements: Highly motivated, responsible individuals who are able to commit 12 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months. Hours are flexible but limited to weekdays only, and individuals must be able to commute to the UCSF Laurel Heights campus. Strong interest in topics such as health psychology, biology, aging, and stress also required.

TO APPLY: Please complete this form and attach your resume and cover letter. You may also send your resume to AME.Center@UCSF.edu.