Get Involved

Thanks for your interest in the EBBL! Postdoc, graduate student, and undergraduate student research assistants (RAs) are crucial to our research.

Postdocs and Graduate Students

We were excited to welcome postdoc Katie Ossenfort and graduate students Prsni Patel and Paul Plonski to Tufts starting in Fall 2020.

And now we’re excited to be welcoming graduate student Monique Cathern to the lab in Fall 2021.

Applications for the Fall 2022 application cycle will be due in December 2021. We’re unlikely to be reviewing applications at that time.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

RAs in the lab are involved in recruiting participants, preparing participants for physiological recordings and collecting data, processing data, searching for and reading relevant articles, and participating in lab meetings. While not all of the tasks we do in the lab are exciting, the experience promises to be rewarding, a great learning experience, and great preparation for people who plan to attend graduate or medical school.

We are often looking for RAs who are responsible, motivated, attentive to details, friendly, and fun. Because of the training involved, we encourage (but don’t compel) RAs to commit to the laboratory for at least 2 semesters. RAs are scheduled to be in the lab for 8-10 hours per week. Those who are current undergraduates are asked to register for course credit each semester (e.g., PSY 91/92). Those who are not current undergraduates do not need to register for credit and may spend more than 8-10 hours per week in the lab—feel free to discuss this possibility with us. Any letter of recommendation we end up writing for you will be based on the quality of your work and your dependability.

If you are interested in joining us, click the link to this brief application to see whether we’re accepting new applications at this time. If we are accepting new applications, you’ll have the opportunity to apply. Priority will be given to applications from current Tufts undergraduate students in the order received.