Student working on a research project.

Child Health And Behavior Lab Research Assistants

*** POSITION FILLED*** The Child Health and Behavior Lab in UB’s Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for several undergraduate students to assist with research studies during the Summer and Fall semesters. These research experiences would 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 Dr. Anzman-Frasca’s work is available here: Responsibilities of student research assistants will include: (1) collecting data in ongoing studies related to the delay of gratification in children and children’s meals at restaurants and (2) helping staff with other study tasks such as participant recruitment and screening, study material preparation, and data entry. Students will have the opportunity to work directly with participants, including parents and young children, in the laboratory and Buffalo community. Students may be asked to commit to data collection during evenings and/or weekends; however, we are also looking for students who are available during the day. Ideal candidates will be reliable, flexible, and enthusiastic, with excellent communication and organizational skills. The following attributes are a plus but not required: Past research experience; experience interacting with young children; flexible availability; interest in being a research assistant during both Summer and Fall; having access to a car. We ask all interested students to fill out an application, which is available on our website: and to submit the application and a resume to, using “Student research assistant application” as the subject of the email. Application review will begin on April 1, 2016, and will continue on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Behavioral Medicine, Psychology, Nutrition
Student Skill-Set Needed: Excellent communication and organizational skills; reliable; flexible; enthusiastic; experience with research and/or with children a plus
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Stephanie Anzman-Frasca
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Medicine And Biomedical Sciences