Research assistant investigating the neural basis of psychiatric illness
The Frohlich Lab is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic undergraduates to assist with data collection for advanced neuroscience research in human participants. Our lab is interested in understanding how the brain implements cognitive control and how these processes become impaired with psychiatric illness. The ongoing studies with which you will assist involve patients with major depressive disorder and the technologies used include transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), electroencephalography (EEG), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). You will be responsible for running multi-session studies using concurrent brain stimulation and electrophysiology. This is an ideal position for motivated students interested in learning about an active research environment prior to graduate school or medical school. The opportunity for research credit will be offered to dedicated research assistants following one semester of volunteer work. We also offer work-study to those that qualify. 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. We provide outstanding mentorship and many of our undergraduate research assistants have secured admission in competitive PhD, MD, and PhD-MD programs. Please email Justin Riddle at justin_Riddle@med.unc.edu and provide a cover letter, CV/resume, unofficial transcript, and availability for the fall semester (if known). Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.