Undergraduate Research Opportunities

We currently have openings for two different undergraduate research positions in our lab. Please contact us ASAP if you are interested.

Lab: Rayner Eyetracking Lab, http://raynerlab.ucsd.edu (858) 822-7813

Commitment: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015 – At least 2 quarters

Contact: raynerlab@gmail.com

Position 1:

Research Description

Research Assistant

The main topic of research in the Eyetracking lab is eye movements during reading and other cognitive processes. We study a wide variety of taks, ranging from language comprehension and scene perception to visual search and eye movement control. Students will get hands-on experience developing, running and analyzing eye movement experiments and experience reading, discussing and presenting research papers at weekly lab meetings.

Requirements

  • Sophomore standing or higher, GPA of at least 3.0, interest in Psychological research, fairly flexible hours, has taken Intro Psych, Intro Cog Sci or Intro Linguistics.
  • Two quarter commitment or more. First two quarters must be 12 hour/week commitment.
  • Preferred: Has taken Cognitive Psych or Linguistics classes.

Student Responsibilities

  • Help develop stimuli, run subjects (using state-of-the-art eye trackers), process data, attend meetings and participate in discussions.
  • 12 hours a week, mostly flexible schedule

Position 2:

Research Description

Spanish/English Bilingual Research Assistant

We have a special project in the Eyetracking lab that focuses on Spanish/English bilingual readers. As a research assistant, you will get hands-on experience developing, running and analyzing eye movement experiments and experience reading, discussing and presenting research papers at weekly lab meetings.

Requirements

  • Fluent Spanish/English Bilingual
  • Sophomore standing or higher, GPA of at least 3.0, interest in Psychological research, fairly flexible hours, has taken Intro Psych, Intro Cog Sci or Intro Linguistics.
  • Two quarter commitment or more. First two quarters must be 12 hour/week commitment.
  • Preferred: Has taken Cognitive Psych or Linguistics classes.

Student Responsibilities

  • Help develop stimuli, run subjects (using state-of-the-art eye trackers), process data, attend meetings and participate in discussions.
  • 12 hours a week, mostly flexible schedule