Become a Research Assistant in the Lab

Become a Research Assistant in the Lab

Thanks for exploring the possibility of becoming a Research Assistant in our lab! Much of the success of our laboratory is due to the excellence of those who assist with our research.

In both the Early Life Stress Study and the Teen Mood Study, our research examines the cognitive, psychosocial, neurological, and biological functioning of depression in adolescents.

For Stanford undergraduates who wish to RA for academic credit: Because of the extensive training that we give our research assistants (so that you can be involved in many aspects of our research!), we require a two-quarter commitment (or longer, if things work out well). We also ask that you commit to a minimum of 2 units (6 hours/week).

Minimum requirements: an interest in working with children or adolescents, a professional attitude, 2 quarter commitment. Most of our research assistants are undergraduates who are pursuing degrees in either Psychology or Human Biology. Because we work with children and adolescents, as well as sensitive populations, a flexible schedule and strong interpersonal skills are a must.

If this is of interest to you, please fill out this application and we will be in touch to set up an interview. Please contact our research coordinators with any questions you may have at