The McCormick Lab seeks undergraduate research to fill a variety of laboratory needs. Most undergrads will begin helping the lab train animals in sensory detection behaviors. This is an even mix of animal handling and record keeping. During the time that the animals are engaged in a training session, the student can either do personal work or shadow lab staff as they are doing experiments with previously trained animals (we strongly recommend the second option!).
As students gain experience in the lab, we encourage them to begin pursuing leadership roles within the undergraduate team, or to undertake an individual project. This is always done on a case-by-case basis.
One of the joys of neuroscience is that it requires knowledge from a diverse array of fields, from biology to psychology. Individuals with non-neuroscientific or specialized backgrounds, particularly in fields relating to computer science or electronics, are also encouraged to apply.
Undergraduates are expected to work between 8 and 10 hours per week. Most all work will take place between 9am and 6pm
We welcome all dedicated and interested students from all academic disciplines. As this position involves animal care, students must be mature, reliable individuals who are able to maintain a stable schedule. The position also requires careful attention to detail.
Students with previous experience in computer science, mathematics/statistics, or electronics are encouraged to make this known at the time of application.