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Research Assistant

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Do you have experience with programming or data analysis?
Do you want to apply your skills to psychology and neuroscience research?

The DEPENd Lab (director: Dr. Michael Hallquist) is looking for students like you! We are seeking undergraduate research assistants with substantial training and experience in computer science or related fields.

Our lab studies neurocomputational mechanisms of learning, decision-making, and emotion in those with and without personality disorders. To study these topics, we use a variety of techniques including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), computational modeling, physiological recording, and diverse behavioral methods.

Programming plays an integral role in all phases of our research, being essential for the development of experimental tasks and for data processing, management, and analysis. Students in this position will have the opportunity to apply their programming knowledge to tackle challenges in these areas, making key contributions to our research. Advanced students may also elect to complete a senior honors thesis while in the lab.

Interested students can apply at this link: If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Faculty Advisor
Michael Hallquist
Research Supervisor
Nidhi Desai
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