Behavioral Sleep Medicine Volunteer Research Assistant

Behavioral Sleep Medicine Volunteer Research Assistant


The Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM) Research Lab is seeking volunteer research assistants to help with our current research projects. The BSM Lab is primarily focused on developing and testing non-pharmacological interventions for sleep disorders and investigating the biological and psychological processes involved in sleep/wake disturbances.

Research in our lab includes testing the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for people with insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), developing and testing a CBT program for people with hypersomnia, and testing the feasibility of using mindfulness meditation to improve quality of life in people with narcolepsy.

Potential research assistant responsibilities include assisting with data management, conducting literature searches, attending lab meetings, and other duties that may be assigned as need arises.

We are looking for a time commitment of 8-10 hours a week. 


Basic Information

Opportunity Type: 

  • Lab Experience, Research Assistant, Volunteer

Opportunity Timeframe: 

  • Academic Year and/or Full Year, Northwestern Fall Quarter, Northwestern Winter Quarter, Northwestern Spring Quarter

Opportunity Start Year: 


Opportunity Location: 

  • Chicago Campus



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Requirements & Prerequisites


  • Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students

Other Limits on Participation: 

Interested volunteers will submit an application to the lab, which will be reviewed by the research team. An interview will determine eligibility. 

Language Requirement: 


Other Required Skills: 

Familiarity with Excel preferred

Academic Information

Course Credit Availability: 

  • Yes

Subject Area(s): 

  • Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Keyword Descriptors: 

  • sleep disorders, Psychology, behavioral medicine, insomnia, Neurology, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, hypersomnia

Financial Information

Funding Availability: 

  • No

Contact Information

Sponsors & Partners

Faculty Sponsor / PI: 


  • Feinberg School of Medicine

NU Sponsor: 

Department of Neurology

Wildcard Group

Northwestern Run Opportunity: 

Global Opportunity: 

Elective Topic: