Join the SNaC Lab

Applying to the Ph.D. Program (deadline: December 10, 2020)

We expect to recruit 1-2 graduate students for the Fall 2021 class. Ph.D. students receive tuition wavers, a competitive stipend, and annual conference travel funds. Students are trained to have success in academic careers, but the graduate program also provides considerable training in quantitative methods to increase student competitiveness for industry and other non-traditional career paths. Feel welcome to contact Dr. Scullin before applying to discuss potential fit. For more information, see the graduate program webpage.

Undergraduate Research Assistantships (deadline: August 16, 2021)


Due to the COVID shutdown, we will not be consideringĀ applications for undergraduate research assistant (RA) positions in the spring semester. We will begin review of RA applications near the end of summer. Students are encouraged to apply if they are highly-motivated, professional, reliable, organized, and have at least three fall/spring semesters remaining at Baylor. First year students should wait until their second year at Baylor to apply. We especially welcome applications from students from underrepresented backgrounds and from students who embrace our laboratory’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To apply, download and complete the application (click here) and then email it along with your resume/CV to Dr. Scullin.

What Can I Expect as an RA?

We take a team science approach, and thus, RA activities depend both on research interests and laboratory needs. All RAs go through PSG/EEG training and contribute regularly to data collection and data entry. In addition, many RAs progress to the stage where they can contribute to data analysis/interpretation, conference presentations, and even to developing and conducting independent projects. More than a dozen RAs have published book chapters or journal articles, and approximately 20 RAs have won university or national awards. RAs have been very successful at gaining entrance to Ph.D. research programs and medical schools such as Baylor College of Medicine, UT Health McGovern, UT Health San Antonio, TCU, Wisconsin, UNT TCOM, and Indiana; other lab alumni are pursuing a diversity of fascinating careers.