Research Assistant Position in the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory



Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


450 Serra Mall
Building 420
United States


Research Assistant Position in the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory

Emotion Regulation in Recently Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients

Supervising researchers:

James Gross, PhD, Craig Moodie, PhD, Naushaba Khan BS, Julia Ryan, BA

Project description:

We are currently seeking an RA to assist in an NIH-funded clinical study examining emotions and emotion regulation in recently diagnosed breast cancer patients. The project seeks to understand the emotional processes behind treatment decisions. It will involve running sessions with breast cancer and healthy participants, administering computer tasks with participants in an fMRI machine, examining preliminary data and assisting the research coordinator in administrative tasks.

This research assistant position offers a comprehensive data collection experience, involving lab-based assessment of self-report, behavioral, and physiological measures while working with a sensitive clinical population. This position may be used as a vehicle to enter neuroscience, medical school, clinical psychology graduate programs and/or research coordinator positions.

Duties of the position and hours a week:

Duties will include running participants in an fMRI, data quality assurance, data organization, data storage and administrative tasks. Applicants should plan to commit at least 8-12 hours per week, starting as soon as possible.

Qualifications of applicant:

We’re looking for someone capable of working with breast cancer patients, who is very detail oriented and organized, and motivated to be involved with affective research. 


Volunteer or Federal Work Study (if eligible) or course credit

To apply:

Please send a cover letter, CV and 2 references to


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