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

Postdocs and Graduate Students

We have no positions available for postdocs or graduate students at present. (We’re excited to welcome postdoc Katie Ossenfort and graduate students Prsni Patel and Paul Plonski to Tufts starting in Fall 2020.)

Applications for the Fall 2021 Ph.D. program application cycle will be due December 15, 2020. Feel free to inquire about graduate admissions starting in September.

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.

We will likely be recruiting new undergraduate lab members for the Fall 2020 semester. (We have no positions available over the summer of 2020.) If you are interested in joining us, fill out this brief application. Priority will be given to applications from current Tufts undergraduate students. (Prof. Urry will be making concrete plans for the fall semester in August so that’s when applicants can expect to hear back.)