Meet our team! We have a stellar team of researchers at the post-graduate, graduate, and undergraduate levels who have a variety of backgrounds: other disciplines such as marketing, communications, computer science, biology, pre-medicine, pre-nursing, and physics (acoustics), all have important roles in our research. If you are passionate about contributing to science and participating in our research, we would love to hear from you! Those interested in research assistant positions can click the "Apply" button to the right, fill out the form, and email it with a copy of your unofficial transcript and current CV/resume to the lab manager at email@example.com.
For those interested in applying to graduate school or being a postdoctoral researcher, see below.
Get Involved in our Lab
Research Assistants: About 1-2 months before the beginning of each academic semester, we consider applications to work or volunteer in the lab. We look for smart, impassioned individuals interested in developmental psychology, music cognition, or language perception. To apply, fill out this form and email it along with a copy of your CV and transcript.
Graduate Students: If you are interested in joining the lab as a graduate student, reach out to Dr. Hannon and apply to the Psychological and Brain Sciences Program in the Developmental or Cognitive areas. Dr. Hannon IS currently considering new students to begin graduate work in Fall 2024.
Postdoctoral Position: **We are currently considering applications for a postdoctoral fellowship!!** The position is part of a longitudinal developmental study of high-level auditory affective experiences, starting in spring/summer 2024. More information is here and/or reach out to Erin Hannon.
What RAs Do
Research Assistants (RAs) gain first-hand research experience. General lab duties include recruiting and scheduling participants, running adult and child studies, coding participant behavior, and maintaining and inputting hard and soft data / information. Much of the work is independent and self-regulated, thus research assistants should feel comfortable working without constant guidance and be responsible for adhering to their schedule. Polished interpersonal skills are also a must: much of the time spent in the lab involves interacting with families over the phone and in person. Research assistants should be able to articulate information about the lab to these families and others, such as potential participants. Finally, depending on individual interests, the RA position can be modified to focus on particular aspects of the research whether that involves recruiting (sales), stimuli creation or experimental design.