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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) and can also apply to the new McGovern Institute Postdoctoral Fellow program:
To find out more about our lab you can:
- Talk to current or former lab members here
- Check out our lab photos here
- Watch Nancy’s recent talks. If you have some background in the field, this talk (3rd in list) might be most useful. If you are a relative newcomer to the field, see this talk.
- Watch any of the videos on Nancy’s web site Nancy's Brain Talks
- Read our papers here