Prospective Ph.D. students
Dr. McGuire anticipates reviewing Ph.D. student applications for the 2022-23 admissions cycle. The lab is primarily affiliated with the Brain, Behavior, and Cognition track of the Psychology graduate program (applications due Dec. 1). We also work with students in the Graduate Program for Neuroscience (applications due Dec. 15).
If you are interested in applying to work with the lab, please feel welcome to send an email to let Dr. McGuire know to be on the lookout for your application and to ask any questions you might have. Please understand that as a general matter it isn’t feasible to schedule meetings with applicants prior to the review of applications.
The lab periodically has openings for undergraduate research assistants. We sometimes have paid positions available; research can also be undertaken through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program or for course credit in the Psychology or Neuroscience major. Interested students should email the following application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 1 for the following Spring semester or Apr. 1 for the following Summer or Fall:
- Your unofficial academic transcript
- Your CV or résumé
- A 1–2 paragraph statement of interest, addressing (1) what aspects of the lab’s work interest you, and (2) any previous experience you might have with research or with computer programming (prior exposure to R, Python, or Matlab is especially relevant, but no experience is required).
If you are a BU student with a work study financial aid award, please mention this, as we are sometimes able to hire into work study positions.