Student Research Assistants are valuable members of the Women’s Mental Health Research team and play an important role in the implementation of our research studies. Students should be self-motivated and display a high attention to detail.
Student RAs complete Initial Investigator and Human Subjects Protection HIPAA training. Depending on available studies and level of involvement, RAs may receive additional training in neurocognitive testing/scoring, specimen processing, bloodborne pathogen handling and conducting the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Disorders (SCID).
The student should be in good academic standing with a strong GPA (3.0 or above) and have an interest in women’s mental health, psychology, psychiatry, medicine, nursing, epidemiology, microbiome, biology, nutrition, immunology, computational biology, engineering or related field.
We strongly prefer a 2-year commitment from students because of the effort required to train students in our research methods. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for seniors. Students should plan to commit 10 hours per week during the school year to the WMHRP.
Preference may be given to students in the Honors College; students who have completed courses in research methods or statistics; and/or students with a background in statistics, engineering, epidemiology and/or computer science. Familiarity with Excel and/or REDCap is ideal.
Interested applicants should complete the WMHRP Research Assistant application form and send it, along with a resume and copy of current transcripts to BrainResearchuic [dot] edu.
Ishika is currently a sophomore at UIC aiming for a double degree in psychology and biological sciences. She is also a member of the Honors College and Medical GPPA. Her goal is to pursue a career in medicine through graduating UIC and attending medical school. She is a volunteer on 7Cups where she acts as an anonymous listener for people who wish to reach out and talk.
Eram is currently a junior at UIC, studying Neuroscience with a minor in Criminology, Law, and Justice; she is also a member of the Honors College. She is currently a Pharmacy Technician for CVS Health and a Resident Assistant for UIC’s West Campus. Eram’s goal is to graduate UIC and go to medical school, to be a part and make a difference to the underrepresented healthcare professionals.
Ivy Guo is currently a sophomore studying Psychology. She is interested in working in mental health and understanding how the brain and human behavior works.
Kylie is currently Active Duty in the Army and got the opportunity to do an internship to further her work experience. She chose this research team because of her passion for health care and her desire to be a nurse in the future. After she completes her time in the service, she hopes to pursue a Bachelors in Nursing.