Volunteer Opportunities at the SCAN Lab

There are various opportunities for individuals to volunteer in the lab. Positions are generally a good fit for individuals with some coursework in neuroscience, psychology, or individuals who have graduated from a formal program of study and are interested in gaining research experience. Volunteer opportunities may focus on direct participant interaction or analysis and processing of imaging data. All volunteer positions will require involvement with some general lab duties, such as data entry.

Position descriptions and qualifications

Volunteer Lab Assistant – Undergraduate and Post-Bac Level

Volunteer Description:

Volunteers may be involved in more general lab duties, such as data entry and prepping study materials, MRI data preprocessing, or assisting Research Assistants in running study visits. Volunteers are encouraged to attend our weekly lab meeting and can attend other didactic opportunities offered through the lab and university.


  • Coursework/training in psychology and/or neuroscience
  • Coursework/training in basic statistics
  • Ability to use Excel (required)
  • Familiarity with, or willingness to learn, basic programming and/or the Linux operating system to execute scripts.
  • Must have some evening and weekend availability
  • Although actual hours may vary each week based on participant scheduling and availability, we ask for a commitment of 8-10hrs/week of availability for at least one year

How to apply

For more information and to fill out an application, please contact the SCAN Lab via email at penguinstudy@ohsu.edu Please provide a statement about why you are interested in volunteering at SCAN lab and what activities you are interested in participating in. Please include a CV or resume in your email.

The lab is now open to volunteer inquiries!