Openings We are recruiting 1-2 students to join our lab as part of the USD Human Factors PhD program. Masters Degrees are acquired in route to the PhD by those students who do not have one at the time of joining the program.
Terminal MA students are accepted on a case-by-case basis. If interested, contact Prof Ricker at Timothy.Ricker@usd.edu to discuss joining as an MA student.
Information about getting a Ph.D. in our lab We are looking for students interested in a rigorous scientific approach to understanding human working memory and its role in everyday cognition. Ph.D. students in our lab are affiliated with the Human Factors program at the University of South Dakota. If you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. as part of our lab please contact Dr. Timothy Ricker at Timothy.Ricker@usd.edu for more information.
What do Undergraduate students in our lab do? Undergraduate research assistants play a key role in the Memory & Attention Laboratory. Research assistants in our laboratory are responsible for running experiments with adult research participants and presenting our research findings to the public. Our students read research findings from other labs, work on creating posters based on these readings and our own data, and attend regular lab meetings. Advanced students can also begin to learn coding for data analysis and experimental design after several semesters in the lab or earn honors in Psychology by completing a research thesis.
Expectations for all research assistants -A commitment to work in the lab at least 5 hours a week -Availability to attend lab meetings (currently Mondays 12:45-1:45pm) -A minimum of a 2 semester commitment to working in the lab
How to apply to join the lab Please fill out the application form linked below and return a completed copy via email to Prof. Ricker at Timothy.Ricker@usd.edu. Space in the lab is limited so please apply during the semester prior to when you wish to join the lab.