Project Asst

Rochester, NY


The Pain and Perception Lab, is conducting a search for a temporary Project Assistant. Projects will focus on understanding the neurophysiology of taste and pain perception, in healthy humans and patients with chronic pain, using behavioral testing, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and metabolic assessments.

Primary duties will include subject recruitment, coordination between the lab and clinical services for patients’ recruitment, testing, data management, and analysis.

This will be a temporary 3-month position.


Provide lucid dream training and interview research subjects

  • Deliver a manualized lucid dream training to research subjects during the experimental overnight (early morning time period) in the sleep laboratory and respond to questions from research subjects as needed

  • Collect dream reports from subjects using a semi-structured interview in the morning.

  • Document adherence to protocol


  • Communicate with supervisor at the end of each experimental overnight

  • Provide feedback on subject sessions completed that morning

  • Provide feedback on study methods generally


  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or similar required

  • Prior research experience required

  • Familiarity with the lucid dreaming community and lucid dream induction techniques preferred

  • Required: Candidate will subscribe to the department’s goal of creating a culturally competent environment by treating research subjects and co-workers in a sensitive and caring manner. The Project Assistant must maintain eligibility to participate in research involving human subjects by completing the Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP). This position also requires participation in available cultural competency training.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 001 Psychiatry M&D Research

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