Seeking students to work on a longitudinal research project looking at the factors related to teen eating behavior and body composition. Students must commit to 2 consecutive semesters (or more) of service in the lab.
Our laboratory studies eating behavior in adults and adolescents. We running a longitudinal research project looking at the factors related to teen eating behavior and body composition. We will only accept dedicated and passionate research assistants who can commit to two consecutive semesters (or more) of service in the lab.
Duties will include data entry, scheduling participants, as well as, emailing and calling families. Should this intern be a good fit for running participant visits, they will be trained to run research appointments with teens from the community at UB South Campus. This intern will be working in a team of undergraduate interns and graduate research assistants.
We are looking for individuals with excellent communication and organizational skills, with creative ideas, who learn quickly and are able to work independently. Previous research experience is not required, but is a plus. Each position requires a commitment of at least 8-12 hours per week during the school year. The schedule is flexible.
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment||Year-long|
|Start time||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Level of collaboration||Large group collaboration (4+ students)|
|Benefits||Academic Credit, Volunteer|
|Who is eligible||Students with excellent communication and organizational skills, confidence calling and scheduling families, creative marketing ideas, ability to learn quickly, ability to work independently.|
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.
If you are planning to use this project to satisfy program requirements for your academic major or minor, it is your responsibility to obtain approval from your academic department prior to beginning the project.
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.