Undergraduates – MIND LAB


Updated 4/8/2024

We are now recruiting research assistants to start as soon as possible. Please fill out the interest form below to be updated if any positions open in the future. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as we are not currently looking to bring on any more students. 

Each semester, students work in the MiND lab as research assistants for credit or as volunteers. Currently, our undergraduates will be mainly working with our MTwiNS project. We generally look for an applicant who meets the following:

  • Requirements:
    • 9-12 hours of weekly availability
    • Summer Availability (in Ann Arbor)
    • Weekend availability
  • Preferences: 
    • Skill and experience working with children/adolescents and families
    • Psychology or related major
    • 3.6 GPA or higher
    • PSYCH 250 (Introduction to Developmental Psychology) and PSYCH 270 (Introduction to Psychopathology)

Currently, our largest project is the MTwiNS project which involves understanding the brain and behavioral development of twins from lower-income neighborhoods. The main roles of undergraduates are to run these full-day lab visits alongside a staff member, in addition to weekly meetings and other regular lab tasks. Thus, students in the lab will need to be able to attend weekly lab meetings (Fridays 11-12 and Wednesdays 12-1), do work within the lab, and assist with data collection with families (most of which are on the weekend). We are also seeking undergraduates who can commit to helping in our lab during the 2024 summer (May-August). Students who can commit to the summer period will have the opportunity to be trained on ensuring the quality of our MRI scans and learning about neuroimaging and the brain.

To apply: Complete the online application below. If you have any questions, email mindlaboratory@umich.edu.

If you are a non-UM student interested in working with us over the summer, check out the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP). This is open to Juniors and Seniors.

For incoming freshmen and sophomores with no/little research experience or transfer students, we also recommend checking out the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). We usually take a couple of UROP students at the beginning of the year: https://lsa.umich.edu/urop/prospective-students/fall-winter-programs/traditional-urop.html 

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