Research Fellows

There are many ways for fellows to contribute:

  • Use the research for your thesis project.

  • Be interviewed on our Stanford University Radio show as a special correspondent.

  • Interview (audio or written) academic researchers as a reporter or special correspondent.

  • Create Khan Academy type videos.

  • Create ELI5 type text/scripts for the podcast, blog, and animations. 

  • Suggest guests to be on the show. 

  • Design questions for show guests.

At Invincible Wellbeing, our mission is to prioritize and promote research targeting the biological substrates of suffering. We do this by conducting literature reviews with the aim of publishing them on (hosted by Cornell University) and elsewhere. This offers our research fellows an opportunity to not only use this project as their MSc/PhD thesis project, but to publish and be part of the global open-science effort to elucidate and alleviate the molecular signature of suffering. arXiv is a journal utilized by researchers at the top of their fields. Browsing the site, one may immediately see the Nobelist Sir Roger Penrose as a recent author. The work can also be documented in a manner consistent with one's university thesis submission requirements. 


We also believe that science is about collaboration. Thus, fellows may interview the world's leading scientists on our podcast airing on Stanford University Radio, providing an excellent opportunity to share research insights that enrich Invincible Wellbeing's publications in pursuit of our mission.

Those who are accepted for fellowship roles are expected to help ensure that the subject matter is communicated in a comprehensive, clear, and accurate manner. This may involve fact checking technical statements, citing literature, as well as creating useful analogies to aid understanding.

As an example, one topic, among many, that we're covering is mu opioid GPCR signaling. This is part of the larger goal of discovering opioids that do not trigger dependence or withdrawal. The search may also reveal a means of identifying alleles with enhanced hedonic function. 


We're looking for: 

Would you rather help with something less technical? 

Start immediately, no questions asked. Follow links:

  1. Suggest guests to interview.

  2. Like IW on FB and give us 5 stars on iTunes.

  3. Share links to episodes and this volunteering page on forums, see Guide.

Volunteer Categories

Pick your commitment level: volunteer casually, as a team member, leader, and/or specialist.



  • 4 hr/week

  • No access to workflow software



  • Bio on website

  • Full access to shared workflow

  • 10 hrs/week for 6 months

  • Updates 3 times per week



  • Same as Teammates +

  • Influence over creative strategic decisions

  • 12 hrs/week for 1 year

  • Daily Updates



  • Advanced expertise

  • Commitments, bio, and workflow access on a case by case basis

Invincible Wellbeing's Mission

Promote research targeting the biological substrates of suffering. See our Strategy Map.


More Positions are Available

There is a role for you no matter your background. Sign up on our general volunteer page.

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