##Undergraduate research in the RNEL

During a typical semester at Rice University, there are one to four undergraduates in the lab doing research for course credit. The availability of these positions varies by year and depending on the ebb and flow of ongoing research projects. Undergraduates typically assist with animal behavioral experiments – interest and excitement about neuroscience in behaving animal models is a requirement for involvement in the lab. Students often additionally undertake embedded systems, computational model, or data analysis projects under the oversight of other lab members. Most projects are conducted as part of a team with graduate student or postdoctoral mentors.

If you are interested in working in the lab, please take a close look at our research (read the research sections on the website and related papers). Then, please send an email with your CV and a research statement explaining your interest in the lab (we can’t reply to all generic emails received). For student volunteers during the school year, we typically require a commitment of at least one full semester (multiple semesters are ideal) and at least 10 hours per week.

We occasionally welcome undergraduates who are not students at Rice University for summer internships, but this typically requries bringing outside financial support.

Thanks for your interest!!