Ten Thousand Families Undergraduate Research Assistant

The University is conducting a research study of what we hope will become 10,000 Families Study because health, diseases and risk factors can run in families. The study is multigenerational study and will help us understand how genetics and shared habits contribute to health and disease. The goal is to enroll 10,000 Minnesota families with young children, their parents, siblings, and grandparents. 

We are looking for undergraduate research assistants who will be trained to assist with health fair measurements such as anthropometric measurements, blood pressure, hearing and vision screens, lung function, grip strength, memory and other health assessments. Students will also be a part of the study enrollment and recruitment team.

As an undergraduate research assistant, you will be a part of a multidisciplinary team in a very collaborative atmosphere working with other trainees, faculty, staff and members of the general public. You will be promoting the study to members of the general public and their families. Pay is $10/hr. Go to Tenthousandfamilies.umn.edu for more information about the study.
Eligibility Criteria for Trainees
Applicants must:

  • University of Minnesota Undergraduate, Post-baccalaureate or gap year student
  • Provide a record of academic achievement including completion of science and social studies coursework.
  • Available and willing to assist with health fairs in the evenings and on some weekends.
  • Demonstrate a strong interest and ability in public health and science.
  • Have an interest in exploration of a population-based research career in at least one of the following areas: public health, healthcare, community engagement, genetics, family social science, child development, health and science literacy etc.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its possessions (per NIH guidelines).

For more information or to apply contact Michelle Roesler roesl003@umn.edu, 612-624-8933

September, 2018