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Postdoctoral Researchers

Postdoctoral candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Nathan Spreng directly.

Graduate Students

Prospective graduate students are encouraged to contact Dr. Nathan Spreng directly. Here is some advice when sending your inquiries:

  • Contact Dr. Spreng in the early Fall before the application deadline. Most decisions are made in Winter regarding incoming students.

  • Experience in functional neuroimaging analysis is a plus that will distinguish top candidates. Be sure to do your best to become involved in research during your undergraduate degree or immediately following.

  • Familiarity with coding (e.g., MATLAB and/or Python, R) is a strong asset.

  • You will be applying to the McGill University Integrated Program in Neuroscience. See their website for requirements and deadlines.

  • Make sure to apply for government sources of funding for your graduate studies (NSERC or CIHR if you are Canadian). Deadlines are often in the Fall, a year before graduate studies begin.

  • Grades are very important both in getting funding, as well as in decisions for admission — so make sure to get as good grades as possible in your remaining courses.

  • Letters of recommendation are very important. Make sure to ask recommenders who not only have good things to say about you, but also know you enough to be able to provide detail in their letters about you.

Undergraduate Students & Volunteers

We are looking for motivated individuals whose presence will be beneficial to overall lab productivity. Lab members are expected to attend and contribute to regular lab meetings and must be capable of working both independently and in collaboration with other lab members. Students must be able to quickly learn the concepts of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. Programming experience is not required, but is considered a strong asset.


If you are interested in joining the lab as an undergraduate volunteer, please contact with the following information:

  • Your CV

  • Updated (unofficial) transcript

  • A statement of interest detailing your specific academic interests and goals, why our lab is a good fit for you, and any relevant research experience you possess. Please include “LBC Undergraduate Volunteer Inquiry” in the subject line.

*If you are interested in taking on a student project in the lab, please specify this in your email.




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