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Postdoctoral Fellowship

Heather Urry hopes to recruit a postdoctoral fellow to begin in January, 2020, to work on federally-funded studies that aim to identify emotion and emotion-regulatory processes that serve as reliable predictors of performance under stress.

The successful applicant will work collaboratively to design studies, oversee data collection, management, and analysis, and disseminate findings in scientific journals and conferences. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in psychology and a commitment to open scientific values that support rigorous, reproducible research. Demonstrated expertise in measurement reliability and experience with computer programming and R is preferred.

Prospective applicants should send a current CV, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three professional references by email to heather.urry@tufts.edu.

Graduate Students

Professor Heather Urry hopes to recruit two graduate students to matriculate in one of our Ph.D. programs in Fall 2020 to work on federally-funded studies that aim to identify emotion and emotion-regulatory processes that serve as reliable predictors of performance under stress .

Prospective graduate students may apply either through the Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program or through the Cognitive Science Ph.D. program.

If you decide to apply and are specifically interested in working with Professor Urry, please identify her in your application as a potential faculty supervisor. Please also explain in your personal statement the ways in which your skills, interests, and aspirations dovetail with Professor Urry’s. (If Professor Urry’s program of research isn’t a great fit for you, check out the other faculty in our department; we have a great program and a slew of fantastic people to work with on a variety of topics.)

After reviewing all of the applications from prospective students who have expressed an interest in joining her lab, Professor Urry will initiate a conversation with a small subset of applicants who represent the best potential fit. So long as you identify her as a potential faculty supervisor, there is otherwise no need to contact her to express your interest in joining her lab.

Good luck with the application process! It is both grueling and exciting but well worth it to find the right graduate program home.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

The EBBL often seeks responsible, motivated, fun undergraduates to join us as research assistants (RAs) in the lab. If you are interested in applying for a position, please complete this application. Please note that priority will be given to applications from current Tufts undergraduate students.

For RA positions for the Summer and/or Fall semester:
Applications should be submitted: February 1-March 15
Applications will be considered: March 15-April 15

For RA positions for the Spring semester:
Applications should be submitted: September 1-October 15
Applications will be considered: October 15-November 15

Positions are available for credit (PSY 91/92), or on a volunteer basis.