How to join the team

Would you like to gain more experience with conducting research?
We bring on new UM undergraduates every semester to join the lab as Research Assistants! ​

What we're looking for:

Research assistant duties:

  • 3.5+ GPA
  • 2+ semester commitment
  • Able to commit to 9 hours/wk working in the lab
How to apply:
  • Fill out the application form online, found here:
  • Please note most of our hiring takes place 1-2 months prior to the start of each academic semester (i.e. in July/August for Fall, November/December for Spring, and April/May for Summer)
  • If we feel you may be a good fit for the lab based on your application and we have available RA positions, someone will contact you to set up a brief interview. 
  • For any questions, please contact the lab coordinator by emailing us at or calling 305-284-5394.

for prospective grad students

The PASO Lab is a good fit for prospective graduate students interested in studying risk and vulnerability factors in the etiology, comorbidity, and maintenance of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. The lab’s recent work has focused on cognitive, emotional, and social risk factors for symptom development, including studies examining transdiagnostic vulnerability factors such as intolerance of uncertainty and distress tolerance. We’re also a very friendly and collaborative team, and are always excited to dream up new studies together! If you have any questions about applying to work with Dr. Timpano, feel free to reach out to her at
Dr. Timpano is considering graduate school applicants for Fall 2024 admission, contingent upon departmental funding availability. Interested applicants can contact Dr. Timpano if they have questions. 


All applications should go through the departmental application process. Prospective students of Dr. Timpano’s should apply to the Adult Clinical track. 

Required departmental application materials include a CV, personal statement, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and two short-response application questions (on 1. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and 2. Quantitative background). GRE scores are not considered for admission to the UM Clinical Psychology program. Find more information on UM Psychology’s graduate application process here:

For general information about UM Psychology, visit our departmental website: