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Interested in joining the BRANE Lab?


We are currently looking for undergraduate RA’s for Spring and Summer 2024! Interested undergraduates are encouraged to fill out and submit an application form at this link.

BRANE Lab Statement on Anti-Racism

In the BRANE Lab, we believe that diversity is essential to conducting good science. We are committed to fostering an environment that is inclusive and supportive of all people, including Black, Indigenous, and other people of color and all those who are currently underrepresented in our field. We unequivocally denounce racism of all kinds, and we acknowledge the role of racism and white supremacy in the development and perpetuation of addiction as a mental and public health issue. We are committed to conducting research contributes to the health and well-being of disadvantaged and marginalized groups.

As a group of primarily white individuals, we recognize our lab currently does not reflect the UNC student population nor the broader community. We are actively recruiting students from underrepresented groups (especially students of color), both graduate and undergraduate, who are interested in joining our lab.

Frequently Asked Questions

As an undergrad working with the BRANE Lab, what kinds of things would I be doing?

Tasks and responsibilities for undergraduates in the lab vary dependent upon need. Common tasks include, but are not limited to, data collection and entry, data cleaning, coding and verification, assisting with literature searches and basic analyses and prepping assessment materials.

What are the hours expectations for undergraduate volunteers?

New undergraduate lab members dedicate 9 hours per week in the lab.

What if I can’t commit to 9 hours?

We strongly recommend new lab members dedicate 9 hours per week so that they have adequate time for training and so that they can get the most out of their experience.

Does the BRANE lab offer paid positions for undergraduate RAs?

The lab offers positions for course research credit and paid positions in the form of Work-Study.

Does the lab have any openings for paid full-time or part-time research positions?

Paid position openings fluctuate by semester. We encourage you to apply regardless and indicate your need for a paid position on your application.

Would I have opportunities to research my own questions?

Yes! The BRANE Lab encourages proactive undergraduate students to be curious and pursue their own research interests as it relates to the work done by the lab.