Our lab explores the neurobiology of reward and motivation using a variety of behavioral and neuroimaging techniques including fMRI, pharmacological fMRI, and PET. We currently have an NIH-funded study which aims to better understand social reward processes in addiction. We are looking for students to help us conduct study visits, run studies at the fMRI lab, and preprocess neuroimaging data.
Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Earn independent study credit; Write an Honors Thesis; This is a paid research position; This is a work-study research position
Students will assist with conducting research assessments, running protocols within the fMRI lab, and assisting in neuroimaging preprocessing.
Learn about neuroimaging and develop skills to preprocess fMRI data. Opportunity to engage in clinical research, present/publish research, letters of recommendation
The project will last 4 years. Volunteers will be asked to dedicate 5-10 hours each week.
Must be a degree seeking undergraduate student or post-baccalaureate student of the University of Utah. Prior research experience is desirable but not required.