If you would like to become involved in our research, please refer to the following sections below:
For participants
For undergraduate RA positions
For graduate student and postdoctoral positions
For lab manager positions


If you would like to participate in our studies, please email the lab so that you can be added to our participant pool mailing list. Note: we currently only recruit participants from the Boston area.

Undergraduate Student

How to apply

Graduate Student / Postdoctoral Associate

The lab is accepting applications for graduate students and postdocs!

Please contact Liane Young or Josh Hirschfeld-Kroen for more information about becoming a graduate student or postdoc.

Lab Manager

The Morality Lab at Boston College is seeking a full-time lab manager.

Boston College is a research university with a strong and growing psychology department, located in an academic hub city with many opportunities for cross-lab collaboration. Members of the lab research diverse topics related to social and moral cognition (e.g., theory of mind for competition versus cooperation, prediction error in social and non-social contexts, the role of perspective-taking in meta-ethical beliefs, perception of social categories, distinct moral values), using behavioral methods, fMRI, and TMS, in both typical and atypical populations, adults and children. Learn more about the lab by visiting our lab website (http://moralitylab.bc.edu/) or by contacting the PI (liane.young@bc.edu).

Responsibilities include handling administrative duties for the lab (e.g., managing finances, purchasing equipment, obtaining human subjects approval, recruiting and scheduling subjects), supporting the research of graduate students and postdocs (e.g., mentoring research assistants, maintaining lab software, assisting in data collection and analysis), and conducting original research. All former lab managers have had the opportunity to design, conduct, publish, and present research. This position is ideal for individuals interested in applying to graduate school.

Candidates should have already received their B.A./B.S. in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, or a related field. Candidates should be independent workers who are able to learn new skills on their own, with strong organizational skills and a track record of working well with others in professional or extracurricular settings. The ideal candidate will have previous research experience and strong quantitative skills, including knowledge of statistics and experimental design. Candidates should either have prior experience with computer programming or demonstrate a strong commitment to learning how to code.

To apply, please email Joshua Hirschfeld-Kroen (hirschjh@bc.edu) with a CV/resume and statement explaining current and future research interests as well as specific interests in joining the Morality Lab. Please also provide contact information for two references and include “Morality Lab Manager Application” in the subject line of any correspondence.