Expected responsibilities:

  1. Research assistants will help run experiments in the READ lab. Many of these experiments will involve using psychophysiological measures such as ECG and EEG. Students will also learn how to process psychophysiological data.

  2. Students are asked to commit a minimum 14 hours per week during business hours.

  3. If a student wishes to complete a thesis in the lab we ask for a minimum of a 3 semester commitment. The first semester in the lab will act as a trial semester so that both the student and Dr. Mennin can determine whether the lab is the right fit.

Research Positions: Undergraduate

Thank you for exploring the possibility of becoming involved in the Regulation of Emotion in Anxiety and Depression Lab. The success of this laboratory depends heavily upon the involvement of bright and motivated undergraduates. Although we welcome any inquiries from individuals interested in research on emotion and anxiety disorders, those who join our lab as research assistants are often considering attending graduate school in clinical psychology, but would like to gain research experience before applying. Several of our past research assistants in our lab have been accepted to top clinical psychology graduate programs.

Typically, our research assistants work primarily in the lab on an ongoing research project related to emotion regulation and anxiety disorders. Responsibilities include recruiting participants for studies, collecting and assisting with data analysis, and, in some cases, preparing data for presentation and publication. In addition, research assistants are expected to participate in a 1-hour lab meeting each week to review the progress of experiments in the lab as well as to discuss papers relevant to emotions and anxiety.

Students from Hunter College in some circumstances may arrange to receive credit for their participation in the lab. We would like to encourage students to become involved in research earlier in their undergraduate career and are open to accepting students as early as sophomore year provided they are able to make a longer commitment and have a strong research interest. We welcome interest in independent research projects as well. To learn more about specific research projects, please see the Research section on this website.

If you're interested in learning more about these research opportunities, please contact Dr. Mennin to arrange an interview.