Gain valuable experience in a fun work environment! Our lab explores the relationship between brain development and cognitive development. Responsibilities are geared toward students' abilities and interests, and may include: learning research skills, working with parents and their children, designing and building research apparati, running experiments, participating in scientific discussions in lab meetings, authoring journal articles, coding videotapes, and contributing to the lab newsletter. Experience with children, computers, and/or audio/visual equipment a plus.
We ask for a minimum 6-8 hr/wk commitment for 2 terms, to allow you and the lab group to benefit from your training and skills. While we favor freshman, sophomore, and junior applicants because of their ability to commit more than the minimum requirement, we have hired exceptional seniors.
We generally do not consider applicants with a GPA less than 3.0, unless there is evidence of significant improvement in academic performance over time, exceptional performance in Psychology coursework, or other extenuating circumstance.
Undergraduate students have worked in our lab in a variety of capacities, including: workstudy, academic credit, undergraduate fellowships, senior honors, volunteer, and summer paid positions. Workstudy and summer paid positions are typically made available to students after they have worked in the lab for 2 terms.
If you are interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-492-6389 to inquire about available positions. Please specify the type of position you are seeking (e.g., volunteer, course credit) and when you intend to graduate. If a position is available, you will be asked to send:
- 1) a cover letter indicating your interests, what kind of research experience you are seeking, what capacity you would like to work in (workstudy, academic credit, etc.), and when you would be available to start
- 2) your resume
- 3) your transcript (official or unofficial)
- 4) 2 or 3 names of reference (professors, bosses, TAs, etc.) to:
Cognitive Development Center
Department of Psychology
University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0345
If you are a first-year student, you can send just the cover letter (#1 above) and your high school transcript. Also include a description of your relevant experience.
Any questions? Please email us at email@example.com or call 303-492-6389.
We are currently seeking graduate students with strong research experience and clear interests in cognitive developmental research.
The graduate student application deadline is Dec 1. Application information