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Applications Open

We are currently recruiting a full time Research Specialist to assist with research in our lab. The position will involve working directly with the monkeys as well as the other members of our team, running cognitive and neuroimaging experiments, with the goal of better understanding the cognitive and neural mechanisms of learning, memory and decision making.

The ideal candidate should be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and passion for research.  The Research Specialist will be a team player who is willing to learn on the job and collaborate with lab members and center members. The Research Specialist will work to ensure the highest quality of laboratory research support, and has good communication skills with co-workers, the management team, PI’s, research staff, students, and other support services.

Experience conducting behavioral or cognitive experiments (ideally with nonhuman animals), and/or neuroimaging experiments (particularly fMRI), is particularly desirable. Experience with programming or coding (particularly in Matlab or related languages) is also desirable but not required. A strong motivation to work with nonhuman primates, including animal training and cognitive testing is essential. The ability to work well both independently and as part of a team is also a requirement of this position.

For more information, or to apply:

If you would like more information about the position, feel free to get in touch! 


Fall 2025

We are continuously considering applications from potential graduate students to join the lab, through the Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience program within the Department of Psychology

We are looking for students who are interested in primate (human, monkey, and ape) behavior, cognition, and neuroscience, with a particular focus on understanding the evolutionary origins of language. Our research involves computerized cognitive testing and neuroimaging to compare across species.


Experience working with nonhuman animals in an experimental setting is desired, but not a requirement. As we use computerized testing, coding abilities, or a willingness to learn, are necessary. Students with experience in using neuroimaging techniques (particularly fMRI), and an interest in conducting cross-species fMRI experiments are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Applications should be made through Emory University’s Laney Graduate School admissions portal.

If you are interested in applying, please feel free to contact me, or current graduate students in the lab!

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