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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

Heather Urry will not be recruiting a new graduate student to join her lab as part of Psychology’s Ph.D. program for the Fall 2025 application cycle. If you are applying to Psychology Ph.D. programs this year, however, check out the People page of the department’s website. There may be other faculty whose research appeals to you! Applications to Tufts Psychology’s Ph.D. program will be due December 1, 2024.

We’re not currently recruiting new postdocs to join the lab.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

We are often looking for RAs who are responsible, motivated, attentive to details, friendly, and fun. We may or may not currently be recruiting new RAs. You can see whether we are currently recruiting new RAs and how to apply, if applicable, in the spreadsheet available by clicking the “Research assistant positions” button here.

Depending on the studies we’re working on at the time, RAs in the lab are involved in recruiting participants, preparing participants for physiological recordings and collecting data, processing and/or applying behavioral coding schemes to data, searching for and reading relevant articles, and participating in lab meetings. 

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). We encourage RAs to work with us for at least 2 semesters, but we don’t compel that; we recognize that your interests may lead you elsewhere. Any letter of recommendation we end up writing for you will be based on the quality of your work and your dependability.