Prospective Doctoral Students

Dr. Lai is NOT accepting doctoral students for Fall 2021. Please visit the Prospective Doctoral Student FAQ for more information about applying to our lab in future years.

For general information about our program, please visit WashU’s Dept. of Psychological & Brain Sciences website.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

NOTE: We will be considering new RAs for Fall 2020. Please feel free to send your application at any time, or to reach out for more information.

Research assistants (RAs) are involved in many aspects of the research process, such as  running participants in lab experiments, design study materials, clean and analyze data, and code up new studies. Applicants with strong statistics or programming skills are especially encouraged to apply.  We seek to tailor specific duties to the interests and strengths of each RA, with more advanced research assistants taking on more independent roles in research projects.

If you are interested in applying, please complete and submit an application by clicking here. You can email Kimia Saadatian at with any questions or concerns.