Join Our Lab


Stress and Resilience Laboratory Volunteer Research Assistant

(San Francisco VA Medical Center/UCSF)


Our Research:

Headed by Sabra Inslicht, Ph.D., the Stress and Resilience Laboratory at the San Francisco VA Medical Center/UCSF investigates the psychological and physiological processes, such as learning, memory, and hormone production, in men and women who have experienced a traumatic event. Join our team and help conduct exciting new research to develop new and more effective treatments for post-traumatic stress!


Duties May Include:

  • Screening of potential participants for mental and physical health issues
  • Administering the study protocol involving a fear conditioning/ psychophysiological task and biological sample collection
  • Supporting MRI tech with running study task in an fMRI environment
  • Assisting with recruitment, screening, tracking, and retention of participants
  • Coordinating outreach, website design, recruitment mailings and advertising


  • In the process of obtaining or possessing a BA/BS degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field
  • Possess minimum 1 year of prior research experience, preferably including psychophysiological measurement and experience involving fMRI
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with diagnostic and therapeutic issues related to PTSD
  • Ability to commit at least 10-16hours per week for 1 year
  • U.S. Citizenship required

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for these opportunities, please email a cover letter and resume to the following email addresses with the subject heading “Volunteer RA: Stress and Resilience Laboratory”:,