Dr. Pang values mentoring and prioritizes helping trainees to obtain relevant skills to pursue their career goals. As such, the POWER lab is always seeking dedicated individuals for training opportunities to train the next generation of scientists interested in interdisciplinary research focused on women’s health and emotions. Training is supervised by Dr. Pang. See below for specific openings.

Postdoctoral fellowships are available and will provide training in publishing, grant writing, and general career development. Dr. Pang is particularly interested in working with PhD candidates and Postdocs to write NIH F32 postdoctoral fellowship applications. Candidates should have strong research training in clinical psychology, experimental psychology, human behavioral pharmacology, psychiatric comorbidity in addiction, and/or intensive longitudinal statistical modeling. Applicants should have an interest in pursuing a career in sex/gender and/or women-specific research.

Interested Postdocs should send an inquiry email directly to Dr. Pang at rpang@usc.edu. Please be sure to include an updated Curriculum Vitae and a description of your research interests.

Potential graduate students interested in conducting independent research (including a dissertation) under the mentorship of Dr. Pang are encouraged to apply to USC’s Health Behavior Research Ph.D. program. Applicants should indicate in their application that they are interested in being mentored by and working with Dr. Pang in their application. Applicants should be interested in psychosocialbiology research focused on women’s health and/or sex differences in health.

Interested future graduate students are encouraged to apply to the Ph.D. program (application here) and contact Dr. Pang at rpang@usc.edu. Please include an updated Curriculum Vitae and a description of your research interests

Student research assistant positions are available to qualified undergraduate students. Undergraduates research assistants from other universities are welcome to apply. Becoming an undergraduate research assistant is a great way to gain initial exposure to innovative, collaborative research in preparation for graduate, medical school, or other professional school.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Participant recruitment and retention
  • Preparation of research materials 
  • Interviews with research participants via phone and in person
  • Data collection with community populations

We prioritize assistantships to students who are interested in committing to: 

  • Two consecutive semesters of volunteering
  • 8 hours of volunteering per week 
  • A full day of availability or two 4-hour time slots during normal business hours
  • Monthly lab meetings

Advanced student research assistants who have been successfully working in the lab are eligible to be selected for a Fellowship in Addiction Science (FAR). FAR fellows are awarded a stipend for the year and have the opportunity to work with Dr. Pang on scholarship opportunities.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out our online application and a member of our staff will reach out to you regarding your application. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Chyna Tucker at cjtucker@usc.edu

All current undergraduate research positions are filled. A member of our team will reach out to you about your application when positions become available. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.