Kanwisher Lab

Come Work With Us!

Kanwisher Lab members work hard, play hard, learn from each other, and have a lot of fun. Much of our work requires computational skills like coding in Python. Research opportunities come along in our lab regularly at all levels:

MIT Undergraduates can contact Nancy directly (ngk@mit.edu) for UROP opportunities.

Undergraduates at other universities can apply to work with us over the summer through our department’s MSRP summer program. We almost never take summer interns through routes other than these two, but if you have truly exceptional coding expertise, and/or an already extensive understanding of the neuroscience questions we investigate in our lab, you can send an inquiry explaining your special circumstances (if you keep your expectations low). MIT makes it essentially impossible for us to take interns who are not U.S. citizens.

Lab techs: We typically have 1-2 full-time lab managers/ researchers who work in the lab for two years and then usually head off to grad school after that.

These positions are typically advertised in late winter/early spring. Excellent coding skills are required. Watch for ads on this site or send your CV to Nancy any time between December and April.

We also accept post-bac students (a two year program prior to PhD applications) through the Post-baccalaureate Research Scholars Program in Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

Grad students should apply though our department's graduate admission process. Note that you can receive application assistance from current BCS graduate students (details in linked page).
Kanwisher Lab is currently open to new graduate students.

Postdocs should contact Nancy directly (ngk@mit.edu) and can also apply to the new McGovern Institute Postdoctoral Fellow program:

Postdoctoral fellow opportunities at MIT's McGovern Institute. For soon to be or recent PhD graduates from any gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in neuroscience, psychology, molecular and cell biology, biological engineering, or a related field. Underrepresented individuals in neursocience, including, but not limited to, Women, African Americans, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, and those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be US Citizens or green card holders. Research Focus areas include: brain imaging, cellular and molecular neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, neuroengineering, computational neuroscience, genome engineering, neuroethology, and systems neuroscience. Disorder focus areas include: Addiction, ADHD, ALS, Alzheimer's Disease, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Dyslexia, Huntington's Disease, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Parkinson's Disease, and Schizophrenia. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, to start no earlier than January 1, 2021. Please submit the following information to Jill Crittenden at jrc@mit.edu for consideration. One, A curriculum vitae, including a summary of the applicant's educational and training record. Two, a personal statement relating past experiences and career goals; overview of the applicant's prior research experience, and a list of publications with statements of significance. Three, indicate which principal investigator/s or lab/s you are interested in working with and include a statement of your proposed research for the postdoctoral phase. MIT is a non-discriminatory / affirmative action equal opportunity employer.

To find out more about our lab you can: