Apply as a Professional Research Assistant 

The RADD Lab is seeking a Professional Research Assistant to join its staff. This full-time position is a two-year commitment and will start summer 2019. 

In the RADD Lab, we investigate brain functioning and mood disorders like depression across the lifespan. The lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging (fMRI), and clinical approaches to address our research questions. Starting this summer, this position will primarily focus on research recruitment, acquiring behavioral and neuroimaging data, and general database management and organization. Specific responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants for clinical and neuroimaging research studies (e.g., healthy individuals, individuals with depression or other mood disorders), data collection (clinical interviews, computer-based, MRI), and database management (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM; or statistical programs such as R), as well as support for general lab operations (e.g., maintaining lab finances).


Successful candidates will have strong oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and enjoy working in a collaborative team atmosphere. In addition, preferred candidates will be detail-oriented individuals who are willing and able to juggle a variety of different tasks. Finally, prior experience neuroimaging with clinical or developmental samples is also strongly preferred.

Necessary qualifications include: 1) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing clinical and/or fMRI data; 2) some experience with R, unix, python, matlab or another programming language; 3) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. 

Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and interests, CV or resume, and contact information for three references to

Apply as a Graduate Student

If you are interested in applying to work with us as a graduate student, email our lab and tell us a little bit about yourself and your interests! Please note that Dr. Kaiser may or may not be taking students in a given application cycle. 

Apply as an Undergraduate Student

Research Volunteer

Our team includes undergraduate students with a strong background in psychology or neuroscience. Undergraduate students may join the lab as volunteers to gaining experience in a clinical research environment; activities include conducting research sessions, helping to run neuroimaging scans, database management, performing literature reviews, and attending lab meetings. Please know that undergraduate members of the team are expected to commit to at least ten hours per week for at least two academic semesters; this commitment makes it possible to complete the complex training requirements of a clinical neurocognitive research lab.

If you are interested in applying to work with us as an undergraduate student, email our lab with (1) your résumé, and (2) a cover letter describing your training goals and interests. 

Honors Thesis Trainee

Dr. Kaiser supervises honors theses for undergraduate students with a strong background in psychology or neuroscience, who wish to pursue independent research, and who are on track to meet the departmental honors requirements. To perform an honors thesis in the RADD Lab, the undergraduate student must: (1) have at least one semester of volunteer experience in the lab, (2) have completed PSYC 3111 and (3) have discussed research project plans with, and received approval from, Dr. Kaiser and other supervisors in the lab. The honors section of PSYC 3111 is highly recommended, but not required.