Undergraduate Students interested in joining the lab:

  • Should email Dr. Desrochers a resume/CV, transcript, and statement of their interests.
  • Are expected to commit to at least two semesters of research.
  • Will be required to apply/register for an Independent Study 
  • Those interested in an Honors Thesis should plan on spending the summer between their junior and senior year doing research in the lab, and will be required to apply for an UTRA to do so. 

Graduate Students

Graduate Student in Sequential Attention

We would like to encourage graduate students to apply to a new consortium whose goal is to investigate the neural bases of attention in the human and non-human primate brain. Details can be found here:

We have 15 graduate student positions that will begin Sept. 2017, to be funded by a new NSF EPSCoR grant on the neural basis of attention, shared among 14 faculty at Dartmouth College, Brown University, Montana State University and the University of Reno at Nevada. Our hope is that these incoming 15 graduate students will form a cohort over their four or five years of PhD training, and collaborate in a number of ways, including spending time in other faculty members' labs and having co-mentors across institutions, and having regular virtual meetings across institutions, which will foster collaboration among our institutions and labs.

Applicants should apply through the normal graduate school channels of each institution, but should indicate in their personal statement that they are interested in participating in this consortium of researchers focused on the neural basis of attention.

Post Docs

Postdoc in Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience

We're looking for a postdoc who is interested in exploring the neural mechanisms of systems and cognitive level sequential control. Studies will focus on linking microelectrode recordings and behavioral performance in non-human primates with non-human primate fMRI and human fMRI, providing an opportunity for cross-level and cross-species work. Strong quantitative skills are required and prior neurophysiological training is strongly preferred. If interested, please send email to: Theresa Desrochers, Theresa_Desrochers@brown.edu.