Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions in Clinical Neuroscience Lab

The Michigan State University Clinical Neuroscience Lab is seeking to hire two undergraduate Research Assistants for two projects:

  • Project 1: A project investigating the abnormal visual perception in individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Students will have the opportunity to take part in data collection, participate in clinical interviews, conduct data entry, and other miscellaneous project tasks.
  • Project 2: A project investigating the factors that promote well-being in college students that are having unusual experiences, which may put them at higher risk for psychosis. This project is in the planning phase, and would involve helping out with the collection of preliminary survey data, literature searches, and data analysis.

In addition, the research assistants will be expected to join weekly lab meetings.

The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and interpersonal skills and an interest in serious mental illness.

Interested applicants should apply in an email titled “Undergraduate Research Assistant Application” to our lab manager, Jessica Fattal (fattalj1@msu.edu) and include all required application materials:

  1. One page letter of interest that describes your interest in joining this lab and any other information about you that you would like to be considered, as well as a ranking of the two projects described
  2. CV/resumé
  3. An unofficial transcript
  4. Your availability for the fall semester (including nights and weekends)

Applications will be reviewed starting August 1st and continue until the position is filled.

Any questions about the position may be directed to Jessica Fattal at fattalj1@msu.edu or Dr. Katy Thakkar at kthakkar@msu.edu

Undergraduate Position for Mental Health Research Connect

MSU Mental Health Research Connect is a program that seeks to alert community members about research studies that they might be interested in learning more about, hear from community members about what they think mental health research should focus on, and sponsor regular outreach activities that are geared towards both mental health researchers and community members. Students will have the opportunity to help organize outreach events, interview campus researchers, help develop website content, contribute to recruitment efforts, and analyse input from community members.

Individuals interested in the community impact of mental illness and the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the social sciences are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should apply in an email titled “Undergraduate Research Assistant Application” to our lab manager, Jessica Fattal (fattalj1@msu.edu) and include all required application materials:

  1. One page letter of interest that describes your interest in joining this lab and any other information about you that you would like to be considered
  2. CV/resumé
  3. An unofficial transcript
  4. Your availability for the fall semester

Applications will be reviewed starting August 1st and continue until the position is filled.

Any questions about the position may be directed to Jessica Fattal at fattalj1@msu.edu or Dr. Katy Thakkar at kthakkar@msu.edu