The Brain and Behavior Lab at Auburn University welcomes graduate student applications.

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Dr. Kristina Neely and the School of Kinesiology at Auburn University ( are recruiting graduate students to engage in high quality research investigating the neural control of movement. In addition to being involved in research, graduate students may serve as teaching assistants in related undergraduate courses. The position includes a tuition waiver, plus a 9- to 12-month stipend for up to four years. 

The Brain and Behavior Lab, directed by Dr. Neely, is focused on the neural control of movement in typical and atypical adult populations. We are particularly interested in how executive functions, such as inhibitory control and working memory, influence motor output. Our research employs kinetic and kinematic analysis of movement, the assessment of cognitive processes, clinical symptomology and impairment, and the analyses of brain function and structure. Behavioral experiments are the cornerstone work of the lab; however, neuroimaging and genetics are strategically incorporated to probe behavioral findings. Learn more about Dr. Neely’s research here:

Required Qualifications: ? Undergraduate degree in a related field (e.g. kinesiology, neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering). ? Previous coursework in kinesiology, neuroscience, cognitive and/or biological psychology, biomedical engineering, or computer science. ? Highly motivated with an established ability to work independently and in teams. 

Preferred Qualifications: ? GRE scores > 80th percentile. ? Proficiency with Matlab, LabView, Python, R, and/or SPSS. ? Excellent written and verbal communication skills. ? Previous human subjects’ research experience. 

Applicants should send a one-page letter of interest addressing the qualifications listed above, and a copy of their CV, to Drs. Mary Rudisill and Kristina Neely at Please put “Neely grad student” in the subject line of the email. Dr. Neely is presently at Penn State but will be relocating to Auburn University in the summer of 2018.