Join the Lab!

Undergraduate applicants:

We typically host a number of undergraduate students working as Research Assistants on projects for 1-2 terms at a time. These are usually voluntary positions, although we regularly consider students for the NSERC USRA program, Directed Studies or Honours projects. If you are interested in joining the lab as an undergraduate RA, please consider the following:

  • Most of our undergrads work under the supervision of a graduate student or post-doc in lab
  • We typically expect a time commitment of 8-10 hours per week
  • Research assistants are involved in recruiting, screening, and testing human participants
  • Requirements: strong interpersonal skills, attention-to-detail, honesty, initiative, enthusiasm, and reliability —  prior research experience is not required!

If you are interested in joining the lab as an undergraduate, please fill out the form here.

Students can also join the lab through applying for a research award:

– UBC offers work learn research awards, click here to see if you are eligible and to see more information on applying.

– Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) offers grants to conduct research, click here for more information and how to apply.

Graduate applicants:

Prospective graduate students are encouraged to consult the UBC Psychology webpage on how to apply, entry requirements, and opportunities for funding. When deciding whether the Brain, Attention and Reality lab is the right fit for you, please consider the following:

  • Our students are motivated, enthusiastic, and dedicated
  • Lab members need to be able to work well as a team, have strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Lab research topics cover many aspects of attention, please view our recent publications to get a sense of the type of work that is currently taking place

 If you would like to join the lab as a graduate student, post-doc or visiting scholar, please email alan.kingstone[@] Please include a copy of your CV and a short statement indicating why you are interested in the lab.