Undergraduate Research Opportunities

If you are a sophomore, junior, or senior at UCR with a GPA of 2.8 or higher and would like to obtain research experience in our lab, we ask that you send us an email for an application. We will contact you for an interview if we are in need of undergraduate research assistants. We keep applications on file for one year. We ask for a time commitment of 3 quarters, for 10-12 hours per week. We provide excellent opportunities for motivated undergraduates to participate in our ongoing research.


Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Description of duties:
The cognitive neuroscience lab studies the neural and cognitive bases of language processing, with an emphasis on cerebral hemisphere asymmetries. Research assistants in our lab are involved in and responsible for: recruiting and posting for subjects, testing human subjects on computer-controlled perceptual experiments (i.e., getting experiments ready, ensuring that subjects meet criteria, administering paperwork and vision test, setting-up the computer program, explaining instructions, supervising subjects during experiment itself, and administering feedback), doing some preliminary analyses and data entry, attending regular weekly lab meetings, and helping out with a variety of miscellaneous tasks as they arise. The time commitment required is about 10-12 hours/week. You can register for 3 or more credits per quarter, for either a letter grade or CR/NC. Most students continue in our lab for at least 3 quarters. If you are interested, click HERE for an application. Once you have completed the application, please email it to amcdo007 AT ucr.edu or print it and drop it off at Olmsted A123.

Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Department of Psychology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
E-Mail: christine.chiarello@ucr.edu