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Health Technology Intern

Dr. Abigail Batchelder, a clinical health psychologist in the Behavioral Medicine Program (BMED) at Massachusetts General Hospital, is seeking a volunteer intern to help with an innovative emotion measurement study involving machine learning. The goal of the study is to better understand the relationship between emotions and health behaviors among people living with HIV, using multiple measurement strategies including facial coding, movement analyses, speech evaluation, natural language processing, and measures of physiology. This position will provide a unique opportunity for someone interested in the innovative use of technology to measure emotions, machine learning, as well as clinical and social psychology. The intern will work closely with Dr. Batchelder and the clinical research coordinator and assist with study visits, data collection, and data processing. Some of the responsibilities include assisting with setting up and running technology, running research visits, data collection, entry, and cleaning. We are looking for someone with strong and careful attention to details, excellent organization skills, and who is comfortable with technology and learning new software. We also seek good interpersonal communication skills, and comfort working both independently and as part of a team. A Bachelor’s degree and research experience are required for this position. Candidates that have experience with using new software and technology, including MS Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook are preferred. This opportunity is excellent for those interested in gaining research experience and considering pursuing a graduate degree in psychology, social sciences/sociology, or affective science. A two day/week commitment for at least 6 months is required (across Mondays, Thursdays, and/or Fridays).