Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Project Info

  • Name: READi Lab Early Childhood Autism Research
  • Faculty Advisor: Wendy Stone
  • Department(s): Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Area(s): Developmental, Child Clinical

Contact Info

  • Contact Person: John C Hershberger
  • Email: jhersh@uw.edu
  • Phone: (844) 827-2690


The University of Washington READi Lab focuses on conducting research related to early identification and best-practice services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We are looking for bright, motivated, and detail-oriented individuals who are hungry for experience and eager to contribute to the field of ASD research.

Our lab conducts cutting-edge, innovative, and impactful research aimed at bridging the gap between data and community applications. We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is hungry for experience and eager to contribute to the field of ASD early detection and implementation science.

Current READi Lab projects range from the development and implementation of culturally-sensitive early screening measures, to the provision of community-based training in ASD screening and intervention for birth-to-three providers.

Minimum Requirements

Experience in a research setting and working with infants and young children is preferable. An interest in ASD is a plus.

Must have weekday availability in 3+ hour blocks for a total of 9 hours/week.

Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

Data entry
Video recording
Database management
Behavioral coding
Lab organization
Literature searches
Data collection
Screening and scheduling participants
Transcribing interviews/focus groups