The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Spring, Summer, and Fall 2023.
The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Spring, Summer, and Fall 2023. (Our team is currently full for Fall 2022.) We anticipate having positions for several new research assistants in Spring 2023 and beyond, with a particular anticipated need for student research assistants to assist with data collection for the UB Restaurant Study in local restaurant locations in Summer & Fall 2023.
These research experiences will be under the leadership of Dr. Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, who conducts laboratory- and community-based studies in the area of children's eating behavior and obesity prevention. More information about this work is available on the mentor's department website and laboratory website.
Ongoing studies include our Restaurant Study, which involves research with children and families dining in local restaurants, and the Baby Care Study, which involves providing information about baby sleep and care to new parents and assessing impacts on infant sleep, feeding, and behavior. We also conduct research on other aspects of child development and eating behavior including parent-child interactions and the development of children’s food preferences.
Student research assistants typically work directly with study participants, including parents and children, in the laboratory and/or community. Besides data collection, other lab activities include assisting with participant recruitment, materials preparation, and data entry or coding. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 10 hours of research per week, with preference typically given to students who can commit to at least two semesters. Interest in working in the lab in the summer is a plus.
Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, using "Student research assistant application 2023" as the subject of the email. Please visit the HABLAB website to download the application.
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment||Commitments are semester-long, but we give preference to students who are interested in doing research for two or more semesters.|
|Start time||We are looking for students for Spring 2023 and beyond, with a particular interest in growing our team for Summer/Fall 2023|
|In-person, remote, or hybrid? ||Hybrid|
|Level of collaboration||We have smaller individual projects and group work. Most students are exposed to both.|
|Benefits||Academic Credit, Volunteer|
|Who is eligible||Attention to detail; professional; reliable; communication skills; able to work independently and collaboratively; enthusiasm for working with children, learning about research, and promoting health|
Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the Goldwater Scholarship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.
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