If you would like to get a head start on your research experience, here are a few popular ways to join our lab. 

In order to apply you need to have basic programming skills as well as a basic understanding of RF physics. We recommend that you take a class in computer science, and consider taking the Class 1 license exam of the FCC. The latter is free of charge and covers all aspects of electronics and time series analysis that form the basis of our work. A free study guide can be found [here].

Directed Study (NSC 292A/292B or PSY 290) - no positions currently available

Honors Program of the Department of Psychology

Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Summer Research Program (recommended)

Please visit the above links for additional information as well as the respective requirements and prerequisites. Once you have decided on a program, please send an email to alex.maier [at], detailing your motivation to join the lab, your current GPA, your career plans and previous research experience (if applicable).



The Vanderbilt Neuroscience Graduate Program is ranked “BEST IN THE NATION” by the Society for Neuroscience

Interested in getting your Ph.D. with us? Please apply to:

Doctoral Program in Psychological Sciences of the College of Arts and Science

Please visit the link above for additional information. Once you have applied, please let us know if you are interested in interviewing by sending an email to:

alex.maier [at] with details about your application (CV, GPA & GRE)


We are always looking for new talent to join our group, so if you would like to apply for a position in the lab, please send an email to alex.maier [at] including the following:

  1. a cover letter describing your research experience and career goals
  2. your curriculum vitae, and
  3. copies of your most recent or relevant peer-reviewed publications (or manuscriptsin submission or preparation)


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