Thank you for your interest in the Denison Lab! We value a diverse and inclusive environment and encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Please read below for further information if you are interested in joining the lab.

Postdoctoral Associate

Position: We have an opening for a postdoctoral associate in Rachel Denison’s lab at Boston University. The lab studies visual perception, attention, and decision making, with a focus on temporal dynamics. This position offers the opportunity to integrate approaches from cognitive and computational neuroscience and vision science to investigate how humans perceive and attend across time. The lab supports its members in achieving their long-term research and career goals and has strong local, national, and international collaborations. Boston University has an outstanding research and training environment for psychological and brain sciences.

Requirements: Candidates should have or expect to receive a Ph.D. in a related field (e.g., neuroscience, psychology). Desired skills include proficiency in programming (e.g., Matlab or Python) and excellent written and verbal communication. Past experience in neuroimaging, computational modeling, and/or visual psychophysics would be an asset. Start date is flexible.

How to apply: Please email C.V., cover letter describing research experience and future interests and goals, and names of three references to rdenison@bu.edu.

Research Associate

Position: We are seeking a highly motivated and organized candidate to work as a full-time research associate in the Denison Lab. The position will be ideal for someone seeking to develop their research skills before moving on to graduate school. The role will involve conducting behavioral and neuroimaging studies, managing participant recruitment and screening, programming experiments, assisting with data analysis, and managing lab infrastructure and organization. This position is expected to be a 2 year commitment, and we aim to support the long-term career goals of the person in this role.

Requirements: Candidates should have enthusiasm for perception and neuroscience. A bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g., neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, computer science) is required, and programming experience in Matlab or Python is a plus. Good interpersonal and communication skills and comfort working with human participants are needed. Organizational skills, motivation, and attention to detail will be essential to the position.

How to apply: Please email C.V., transcripts (unofficial is fine), cover letter, and names of three references to rdenison@bu.edu.

Graduate Students

We accept graduate students through the Brain, Behavior, and Cognition program in the Psychological & Brain Sciences Department or the Graduate Program in Neuroscience. Interested students can contact Rachel Denison directly with a description of their background and interests, to discuss possible research projects and rotations.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

We have no current openings for undergraduate research assistants. Please check back for future semesters.

How to apply: Interested students can email rdenison@bu.edu. Please send your resume and a cover letter describing your interests in the lab.