Technology Volunteer Opportunity

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California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute
Company Location: San Francisco, CA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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APRL uses the tools of psychology, pharmacology, and cognitive science to understand the impact of non-medical drug use and to find better treatments for addiction. We develop innovative methods for conducting clinical trials and measuring the effects of drugs on the mind and body. Our research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, private industry, and generous donors.

Purpose: Maintain a web application for automated communications with research subjects via SMS as part of an experimental treatment for methamphetamine addiction using Google App Engine and Twilio.

This is a great opportunity to get exposure to and participate in addiction and psychology research and help in the development of an innovative treatment method for substance users. The position requires light time commitment and much of the work can be done remotely.

If interested, please contact us by email and we can give you more information about the study as well as set up a day you can come in to our lab to go over volunteer duties.


• Make major or minor structural changes to the current text messaging system as required during the study.
• Compile data for statistical analysis


• Knowledge of Python and UNIX programming languages (absolutely needed)
• Experience with Google App Engine & Twilio (preferred, but can be learned on the job)

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