Student working on a research project.

Research Assistant

The Nutrition and Health Research Laboratory is looking for research assistance for Summer and Fall 2019. We study eating behaviors and risk factors for obesity among parents and children. Qualified students will be involved in scheduling and running participant appointments, entering data, and may have the opportunity to analyze and present data. We are running a laboratory study on a diverse sample of children and adolescents along with their parents. We are interested in the relationship between poverty and obesity development, so a strong interest in health disparities and nutrition is encouraged. Research assistants will run study appointments and gain valuable experience working with a pediatric population. This will involve taking anthropometric measurements, administering computer tasks, and managing study data

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Public Health, Psychology, Pediatrics, Nutrition, Social Sciences, and Behavioral Medicine
Student Skill-Set Needed: Motivation to learn and succeed, experience with/enthusiasm for working with children, strong customer service skills, maturity and professionalism, and detailed oriented
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


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

Faculty Member: Jennifer Temple, Ph.D
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Community Health And Health Behavior
Office: 3435 Main St, 15 Farber Hall
Phone: 716-829-6806