This opportunity does not have a specified deadline.
Approximate Offer Date:
Monday, January 9, 2023
The BPP Lab aims to utilize a pain neuroscience psychology approach to gain a mechanistic understanding of cognitive and affective processes in pediatric pain, perform rigorous patient- oriented research that translates targeted assessment into mechanistically informed treatment approaches for optimal clinical care and leverage the ubiquity of digital health to enhance patient access and reach. Central to these goals are projects targeting youth with chronic pain that encompass defining brain signatures of threat interpretation, evaluating the efficacy of graded exposure (NCT03699007), deriving a biosignature of recovery vs. persistence of pain and disability (NCT04285112), and evaluating the impact of virtual reality on pain rehabilitation (NCT04636177). These studies along with additional work examining the journey of pain care for children with pain and their parents form a comprehensive research portfolio in the realm of understanding and treating chronic pain in childhood.
Research Assistants will gain familiarity in several psychological and neuroscience research methods across various chronic pain populations (i.e. musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, etc.), with efforts to match interest with current projects. Responsibilities may involve implementation of experiments, subject recruitment, analysis, and the transcription of qualitative interviews. We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and organized individuals. Knowledge of SPSS or programming is helpful, but not required. Experience with children and families is preferred. This position requires a commitment of 9-10 hours per week for the Winter quarter. You may sign up for 3 units of research credit in the Winter quarter.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, research assistantships may take place in either remote, hybrid, or on-campus settings depending on Stanford University policies. The BPP Lab will communicate any updates as soon as they are available.
Knowledge of SPSS or programming is helpful, but not required. Experience with children and families is preferred. This position requires a commitment of 9-10 hours per week for the Winter quarter. You may sign up for 3 units of research credit in the Winter quarter.