Genes, Environment, and Youth Development

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Sponsoring College, Department, School or Center: 
Faculty Name: 
Jinni Su
Preferred Skills or Majors: 

Coursework or background in research methods and/or statistics
Interests in substance use/addictions research
Experience conducting literature review and reading empirical research articles
Psychology, Biology, Public Health, Family and Human Development, and related majors are preferred

Closing Date: 
September 6, 2020
Location or Campus: 
Department of Psychology, Arizona State University Tempe Campus
Hours Per Week: 

Desired Academic Year: 
Project Description: 

Research in our lab focuses on understanding genetic and environmental influences on substance use and related outcomes in diverse populations, particularly among adolescents and young adults. This is a new lab in the psychology department at ASU. We are currently preparing for the launch of a large project that involves collecting survey and DNA data from college students at ASU.

For our undergrads, we have opportunities in all aspects of the research. Research assistants have opportunities for helping with logistics related to setting up a new research lab, conducting literature review that help prepare for manuscript publication, grant application, and study design, interacting with participants to collect DNA data, and data analysis (depending on RA’s experience and expertise).

For more information about the Genes, Environment, and Youth Development lab, please visit

Application Instructions and Contact Info: 

If you are interested in joining the Genes, Environment, and Youth Development lab, please send your resume to Dr. Jinni Su at