Research Opportunities at the Spelke Lab

Interested in graduate school?

Dr. Elizabeth Spelke is seeking graduate students to start in Fall 2022, with interest in any of her areas of behavioral research.  Students with interests in computational cognitive modeling or in field research testing causal hypotheses in developmental cognitive science are especially welcome. Please contact Dr. Spelke at spelke@wjh.harvard.edu for more information.

Interested in becoming a part-time research assistant?

Seeking motivated students to assist with research in a developmental psychology laboratory! Employment opportunities are available for course credit, work-study, and volunteering. Learn state of the art research methods that provide a window into the minds of infants, toddlers, and children. Duties center around working on a project with a primary researcher, and include: recruiting and scheduling child participants and their families, testing children in the lab or at daycares, data analysis, and aiding in the design of new studies. An interest in and ability to work with young children is essential, and previous experience is a plus. Students must have a minimum of 8-10 hours a week to commit to the lab, and a two semester commitment is preferred. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested specifically in the field of developmental psychology, but also in psychological research more generally.

We are currently no longer accepting applications for Spring 2022 positions.

To apply, fill out the application form (download here) and email it to Cristina Sarmiento (csarmiento@g.harvard.edu) along with an updated resume/CV.

Interested in our summer research internship? 

Seeking motivated students to assist with research in a developmental psychology laboratory for the summer!  Learn state of the art research methods that provide a window into the minds of infants, toddlers, and children. Duties center around working on a project with a primary researcher, and include: recruiting and scheduling child participants and their families, testing children in the lab or at daycares, data analysis, and aiding in the design of new studies. An interest in and ability to work with young children is essential, and previous experience is a plus. Students must have a minimum of 20 hours a week to commit to the lab with a maximum of 35 hours a week for 10 weeks. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested specifically in an intensive, immersive experience in the field of developmental psychology, but also in psychological research more generally.

We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2022 positions! Please submit your application and materials by March 15, 2022

Funding opportunities may be available:

To apply, fill out the application form (download here) and email it to Cristina Sarmiento (csarmiento@g.harvard.edu) along with an updated resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for 2 references!