Are you an undergraduate looking for the opportunity to volunteer as a research assistant in a lab on the UT campus?
Do you want to explore neuroscience research to help you decide if grad school is right for you?
In the Poldrack Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, we use behavioral experiments and technology like fMRI, EEG, TMS, and other biological measuring devices to learn about the relationship between the brain and the mind, with special focus on:
• Adapting to the environment (learning/memory)
• Responding to the environment (decision making)
• Controlling ourselves (executive control)
Volunteers may do tasks such as:
• Contacting and scheduling participants
• Running experiments (and learning skills and habits for collecting good data)
• Administering other psychophysiological measures (like the eyetracker or Biopac)*
• Going to MRI scans and assisting in data collection*
• Quality control and analysis of fMRI imaging data*
*options available to advanced research assistants
All of this can help you learn skills in:
• Data collection with human participants
• Basic database management and informatics
• Standard cognitive neuroscience paradigms – basic neuroanatomy, MR-physics, MRI scanner operation
If you are interested and can devote 6 hours per week in 2+ hour blocks for at least two consecutive semesters, complete the online application at https://redcap.prc.utexas.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=x3wUVL. After you complete the application and upload your resume and cover letter, a coordinator from the lab will be in touch in about a week to schedule an interview if your interests and skills appear to be a good fit with our openings.