Undergraduate Student Opportunities

There are currently no positions available for undergraduate research assistants. Please continue to check our website for future openings.

If you would like us to put your application on file for future available positions, please complete the Research Assistant Application.  Send your application and an unofficial copy of your transcript to Allison Blumenfeld at ablumenfeld@wisc.edu or 6001 Research Park Blvd., Madison, WI 53719.

Students may also contribute to our research as study participants. See below for research volunteer opportunities.


Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunities

Please contact Dr. Abercrombie if you are interested in exploring graduate or postgraduate studies in her laboratory.


Research Volunteer Opportunities

Participate in the Depression, Adversity, & Stress Hormones (DASH) Study

The UW Department of Psychiatry is conducting a study to investigate how stress hormones and early life experiences contribute to depression in women.  We are currently recruiting women who are experiencing symptoms of depression AND women who are not experiencing symptoms of depression.

Participants must be: 

  • Female
  • Between 18 and 45 years old
  • Fluent in English
  • In good general medical health
  • Not using hormonal contraceptives
  • Not using psychiatric medication

What would happen if I took part in the study?
Eligible volunteers attend 7 sessions and collect saliva samples at home.  Participation involves a comprehensive interview about your psychological, medical, and social history, 2 fMRI scans, blood and saliva sampling, taking a single low dose of cortisol or placebo, taking a single low dose of dexamethasone (a medication similar to cortisol), and viewing emotional pictures.

Participants receive $450 for completing the study.

For more information and to find out if you may be eligible:

Visit the DASH Study website at http://go.wisc.edu/dashstudy or contact us at moodlab@mailplus.wisc.edu or (608) 263-6114.


Looking for research studies?

ResearchMatch.org is a free and secure registry that will match you with studies that are currently recruiting volunteers!


Mood & Memory Laboratory
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Department of Psychiatry
6001 Research Park Blvd.
Madison, WI 53719

(608) 263-6114