Wallis Lab

Frequently asked questions

We receive many inquiries from prospective students and postdocs and there are too many to respond to each one. Below are the answers to some of the most common questions.


Q: Are you accepting post-docs?

A. An NIH-funded post-doctoral appointment is available to study the neurophysiology underlying goal-directed behavior, decision-making, reward processing and executive control. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to have strong work ethic, excellent organizational and communication skills, and critical thinking abilities. Candidates must have a Ph.D., and those with a background in either psychology or neuroscience are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience with MATLAB or C++ is desirable. Salary is commensurate with experience, within the U.C. Berkeley Postdoctoral Scholar salary range.

To apply for the position, please send a cover letter and curriculum vita to wallislab.apply@gmail.com. In your cover letter, please indicate how you found out about this job advertisement. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

Graduate Students

Q: Are you accepting graduate students next year?

Yes, we are always looking for talented graduate students. Please apply through either the Neuroscience, Psychology or Bioengineering graduate programs, depending on your research background. Please note that we are only looking for students with strong quantitative or computational skills.


Q: Do you have a position for a research asistant?

A: We do not have any positions for undergraduates, interns or high school students. Our work is technically complex and requires a great deal of training.