Student working on a research project.

Teen Eating Behavior Study

Looking for 1 committed communications and recruitment-focused Research Assistant for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 in the Nutrition and Health Research Laboratory (Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Professions.) Our laboratory studies eating behavior in adults and adolescents. We are beginning 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) or service in the lab.

Duties will include healing to create a recruitment and retention plan for families, creating flyers and recruitment documents, scheduling participants, as well as, emailing and calling families. This communications 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 10-15 hours per week during the school year. The schedule is flexible.

Interested individuals should send a COVER LETTER, RESUME, and SCHEDULE or week day availability for the Summer and Fall 2016 to Amanda Ziegler (

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Nutrition, Health, Psychology
Student Skill-Set Needed: excellent communication and organizational skills, confidence calling and scheduling families, creative marketing ideas, ability to learn quickly, ability to work independently.
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Summer


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

Faculty Member: Teen Eating Behavior Study
Title: Researcher
Department: Communication
Office: G62 Farber Hall, South Campus