Summer Research Assistant at University of Alabama Birmingham

The UAB Department of Psychology announces 5 paid summer research assistantships to conduct research on child/adolescent health and injury prevention.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in Fall 2018
  • Major in psychology, public health, human development, or related field
  • Interest in attending graduate school
  • Experience working with children/adolescents is desirable, but not required
  • Students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply

 

PROGRAM: With funding from the American Psychological Association, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Psychology will host 5 undergraduate students for paid summer research assistantships. The program, Scholarship in Child and Adolescent Health and Injury Prevention (SCAHIP), will offer research training, graduate school and career development, and opportunities to socialize with other students.

 

PARTICIPATING MENTORS:

  • Dr. Jessica Mirman – The Child and Adolescent Health Lab
  • Dr. Sylvie Mrug – The Youth Development Lab
  • Dr. David Schwebel – The UAB Youth Safety Lab
  • Dr. Despina Stavrinos – The Translational Research for Injury Prevention (TRIP) Lab

 

LEARNING AND TRAINING OBJECTIVES:

  • Participate in rigorous mentored research on child health and injury prevention
  • Gain skills in scientific writing and presenting
  • Receive mentorship on graduate school preparation and career options
  • Network with other students through UAB’s summer workshop series and Student Expo sponsored by UAB’s Office for Undergraduate Research
  • Submit your research to a national scientific conference

 

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS: A stipend of $4,800 will be provided for the 10-week, full-time program located in Birmingham, Alabama from June 4 – August 10, 2018.

 

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED ONLINE BY MARCH 16, 2018.

(http://tinyurl.com/scahip2018)

PROGRAM CONTACT: Mary Frances Thetford mthetford@uab.edu

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