open positions

We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive lab culture, and welcome scientists of all genders, races, sexual orientations, and backgrounds. We especially encourage applications from individuals from groups that are typically underrepresented in academia and STEM fields. Our lab is a very supportive place, and we recruit new lab members with the goal of maintaining a nurturing and productive environment.

The lab is not actively recruiting a postdoc at this time. However, we are always interested in working with talented researchers. Please email Leyla ( about potential openings and collaborations.

Graduate students

We are accepting grad students for Fall 2021 through the Cognitive Science MA and PhD programs as well as through the Biomedical Engineering PhD program.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

We are committed to mentoring talented undergraduate RAs from a range of backgrounds. To identify a diverse pool of talented RA applicants, we have adopted the following recruitment policy:

  • As positions open, we will post ads for RAs on several campus listservs and on our website.

  • We plan to recruit summer RAs during intersession (no later than January 24) so they can apply for summer funding via PURA (due Feb 1) or a KSAS research award (due Feb 15). We commit to working with accepted students to submit their summer funding applications. Students may also opt to do summer research for credit if they prefer.

  • Semester RAs will be for credit, unless a student would like to apply for a year-long KSAS research award (see above for deadlines).

  • We plan to accept RAs following the above procedure in order to attract a broad range of applicants and ensure that students have the ability to apply for summer funding. If you are interested in working with us, but no positions are posted, please reach out and we will see if there are available opportunities.