Michigan Twins Project Lab

Michigan Twins Project Lab

RECRUITING FOR FALL 2017

The Michigan Twins Project (MTP) and Children of Twins Project (COT) compose a large, population-based twin registry consisting of twins between the ages of 3-55 born in Michigan.  Adult twins and parents of twin children complete and return a brief questionnaire that assesses family composition and health status.  The unique relationship twins share allows for a better understanding of the environmental, genetic and neurobiological factors that influence psychological functioning and health.  Because of this, data from the MTP and COT will contribute to research on a variety of conditions that carry significant consequences for individual and public health.  These related studies are directed by Drs. S. Alexandra Burt and Kelly Klump.

We are looking for undergraduate research assistants that can dedicate 10 hours per week (flexible schedule) starting in Fall 2017.  The research assistant(s) selected will prepare recruitment materials, track participation in the registry, enter data received from families, attend lab meetings and presentations, and get great research experience.  Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.2 and be able to commit to the lab for at least one year (Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters).

To apply for a research assistant position or to learn more about the position, please contact the project coordinator, Eric Gernaat, at gernaate@msu.edu or 517-432-5604.