There are essentially two ways to join the Sac lab, depending on your level of experience and situation. You can choose to undertake PhD research in the lab, taking advantage of the facilities and expertise of our researchers in this area, or you can join as a research assistant (this option is particularly aimed at University of Lincoln undergraduates, though all applicants are welcome).
We currently welcome applications from talented students who want to undertake a PhD in any area within the broad interests of the lab. We have space for up to two PhD students, with further opportunities likely to arise in the future.
If you are interested in undertaking PhD research in the lab, please contact the principal investigator, Dr Simon Durrant, at SiDurrant@lincoln.ac.uk, with a statement of your interests and experience, and preferably a CV. You are also strongly advised to look at the official page for PhD applications in the School of Psychology which contains further information on methods of assessment, fees and application procedure.
From time to time, vacancies for interns/research assistants arise within the lab. This is an incredibly valuable opportunity not only to see first hand what goes in in a professional research laboratory, but to learn how to do it for yourself. Research assistants in this lab are involved in all aspects of the research, from initial study design through data collection and analysis, to the final write-up. Research assistants who make a significant contribution to a project are also invited to be co-authors of any resultant publications. An opportunity such as this enables you to learn many new skills, including some highly specialised, and looks very impressive on your CV.
We regret that there are currently no vacancies in the lab and this situation is expected to remain the same until next summer, when we anticipate some slots opening up. However, it is worth checking this page regularly in case of further developments.