Recruiting undergraduate research assistants for a study on brain stimulation during psychotherapy for depression
The Frohlich Lab is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic undergraduates to assist with data collection for research in human participants. We are interested in understanding how depression impacts the brain in order to leverage novel treatment approaches. The study you will assist with involves patients with major depressive disorder. Patients will receive a brief, single-session psychotherapy intervention that will provide clinical skills and coping strategies while patients receive concurrent transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS). You will be responsible for running multiple study sessions using brain stimulation and electrophysiology as well as recruitment and data management. This is an ideal position for students interested in receiving research experience with clinical populations and advanced neuroscience technologies (e.g., tACS, electroencephalography [EEG]). Dedicated research assistants will have the opportunity for research credit following one semester of volunteer work. Applicants must be able to commit to working 15 hours per week during the semester with a fixed schedule and should have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The Frohlich lab provides outstanding mentorship, and many of our undergraduate research assistants have secured admission in competitive PhD, MD, and PhD-MD programs. If you are interested, please send a cover letter, CV/resume, unofficial transcript, and availability for the spring semester (if known) to Erin Bondy (Erin_Bondy@med.unc.edu) Justin Riddle (Justin_Riddle@med.unc.edu).