Research Assistant for Skin Cancer Prevention Studies

Faculty Name:
Yelena Wu

Department:
Dermatology

Faculty College:
Medicine

Email:
yelena.wu@utah.edu


Project Description:

The goal of this project is to provide skin cancer risk information to college students. This will include UV damage photos, genetic testing, and education about phenotypic risk factors, such as light hair and fair skin. We will measure student skin cancer prevention behaviors before and after the intervention. Students who work with our team may also work on our other studies, which include children and their families.



Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; This is a paid research position; This is a work-study research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit


Student Role:

Student will help carry out a research study and take part in various jobs including, but not limited to: recruitment, interacting with participants, and numerous data tasks.


Student Benefits:

The student will be exposed to many tasks and will gain valuable research experience, as well as interacting with research coordinators, and taking part in team meetings.


Project Duration:

Starts around 10-20 hours per week based on availability, with opportunities to increase hours and continue to work with the research team.


Minimum Requirements:

Basic understanding of Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel, Outlook), strong writing and communication skills. Ability to multitask and be independent. Research experience a plus.