Positions

The lab is located in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College. As a member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth offers a vibrant intellectual community. Dartmouth is located in the scenic Upper Valley of New Hampshire, close to several Appalachian trails, and is only a 2-hour drive from Boston.

Prospective Graduate Students
We have openings for two graduate students to work on exciting projects on reward-based learning and decision making. One of the projects (funded by NIH) involves close collaboration with Alicia Izquierdo’s lab at UCLA to investigate circuit-level neural mechanisms of adaptive learning. Starting date for one of the positions can be as early as January 2020 and other position begins September 2020. Interested students please contact Alireza Soltani. To apply please visit the PBS’s admission page.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities
In our research we use both computational (detailed models of the brain) and experimental (human psychophysics and neuroimaging) approaches. Undergraduate students with quantitative and programming skills can be involved in computational modeling projects and those with interests in learning about experimental methods can contribute to designing/conducting experiments and to analyzing data.

NIDA Summer Research Internship Program (Application Deadline: February 11, 2019)Substance abuse and addiction research internship opportunity.
The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program introduces undergraduate students, with a goal of increasing underrepresented groups in biomedical and behavioral sciences, to substance abuse and addiction research. Through this program, undergraduate students age 18 years and older, conduct substance abuse and addiction research by participating in internships with NIDA funded scientists at universities across the United States.
Paid, 8-week, hands-on research experiences may include a variety of different activities and research projects.
To apply and view program information, see the NIDA Summer Research Internship Program online application. We hope to host one student for this program. Feel free to contact Prof. Alireza Soltani or Ms. Julie Huffman regarding questions (Julie.Huffman@nih.gov).