Research Environment and Opportunities
The environment at Virginia Tech is an outstanding one for researchers with interests in cognitive and developmental neuroscience. There are also faculty members and other researchers with related interests in other schools and departments across campus, such as at the human development and family study, economics, business, and neuroscience.
Virginia Tech has three research-dedicated 3T MR scanners, housed in main campus VTCRC and Roanoke VTCRI, capable of performing structural, spectroscopic, and functional scans of human subjects as they view and listen to stimuli. In addition, there are peripheral devices allowing collection of eye movements, skin conductance responses, heart rate, blood pressure and respiratory rhythm. The Center also provides study preparation space, a mock scanner, and an imaging analysis laboratory. There is a full-time physicist who assists investigators with the technical details necessary to conduct studies and a full-time data analysis consultant.
Prospective Graduate Students and Postdocs
In order to join the AND Lab as a graduate student, you should apply to one of the following VT Ph.D programs: Developmental Science or Biological Psychology. Once you have applied, please email Tae-Ho Lee to let him know to take a look at your application.
If you are interested in joining the lab as a postdoctoral fellow, please email Tae-Ho Lee to discuss the possibility.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
We are looking for bright and motivated undergraduates who are interested in learning more about the cognitive and developmental neuroscience. As an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the VT AND Lab, you would work closely with other members of the lab on one or more of our ongoing research projects. Your involvement would include running experiment sessions with participants, helping to enter, code and analyze data, preparing stimuli for projects and doing literature searches. There is also the opportunity to get involved in neuroimaging (fMRI) research. Research assistants typically volunteer their time or earn course credit for working in the lab, rather than being paid. Because of the training involved in becoming a research assistant in our lab, we ask for a minimum 12-hour commitment per week, usually for at least two semesters. If you are interested in gaining research experience by working in our lab, please email us at andlab [at] vt [dot] edu with a cover letter, transcript, resume and contact information; please use “Undergraduate Research” as the subject of your email. You are also welcome to email us for more information.