Joining the Lab



Note: Dr. Holmes is not currently accepting new graduate student applications.


Lab Manager/Research Assistant

The Holmes Lab is seeking qualified, highly motivated applicants for a full-time lab manager/research assistant position to begin summer 2019. Our research focuses on the establishment of biological and environmental predictors of psychiatric illness risk. Duties include, but are not limited to, subject recruitment, data acquisition using behavioral and neuroimaging techniques (MRI), data entry, coding, database management, some analyses, overseeing subject reimbursements, and lab management (e.g., IRB submissions/reviews, ordering equipment and supplies, scheduling meetings, website maintenance). This position will offer exposure to diverse subject populations in a lab that employs genetic, systems neuroscience, and clinical techniques. The work entailed requires a high degree of motivation and self-sufficiency, although extensive training and supervision will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated student to gain experience and knowledge of neuroimaging techniques in preparation for a graduate career. This is a full-time salaried position.

Please submit via e-mail a cover letter and resume to


Software Developer

The Holmes Lab invites applications for a full-time software developer to expand the software infrastructure and facilitate the integration, archiving, mining, and sharing of neuroimaging and associated data. Additional duties will include the development of an associated web-based platform for the collection of self-report and behavioral data. This position is particularly suited for computationally minded individuals seeking exposure to clinical/translational neuroscience and the use of big data in neuroinformatics. The successful applicant will join a collaborative multidisciplinary team at the cutting edge of the development and dissemination of digital tools and resources for neuroscience. Multiple simultaneous projects are currently underway requiring a variety of technology skills including full-stack web programming, NoSQL databases and cloud computing, API development, visualization and UX, security, and big data management and analytics. The position involves engaging with many different people and institutions during the entire software lifecycle to support the design, build, and maintenance of mission-critical software for clinical neuroscience research; excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills are required. Being comfortable in an intellectually charged scientific environment and having a desire to learn and apply new skills while independently managing projects are musts. Position tenure is expected to be at least two years. Interested applicants should send their CV to Dr. Holmes.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

We have positions available for motivated undergraduates who are looking to gain experience in clinical and cognitive neuroscience. RAs are responsible for providing various forms of research-related support, including recruitment, running, and payment of human subjects, stimulus and paradigm development, and data maintenance and analysis. If you are interested, please email your CV and a brief paragraph describing your reasons for applying to David.