Interested in joining the SoBA Lab?
Myriad opportunities exist for getting involved in SoBA Lab research, whether for a short stint or a longer term engagement. Opportunities include, but are not limited to:
Volunteer internships for students from any country of the world. Past SoBA interns have come many different countries, including Germany, Austria, the USA, Czech Republic, UK, France, and Japan. If you are interested in applying for a volunteer internship in the the SoBA Lab, please download this form, follow all instructions, and return the completed application form (including current CV) as one pdf document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact internship manager Katie Riddoch at SoBA Glasgow with any further questions.
Undergrad final year projects under the supervision of Dr. Ramsey or Prof. Cross are frequently available for interested students in the lab. You will work closely with PhD/postdoc scholars in the lab and gain a rich, hands-on research experience.
Postdoctoral fellowships will be advertised here when available. Upcoming postdoctoral research fellow posts will be advertised to work with Prof. Cross and Dr. Ramsey starting in 2020 (more details will be added here when available). Postdoctoral funding is always available for especially talented new PhDs through external funding sources. Drs. Ramsey and Cross are happy to support such applications from excellent candidates. A number of funding bodies offer competitive fellowships for postdocs coming from anywhere in the world, including the Australian Research Council (DECRAs), British Academy, the ESRC, the BBSRC, Marie Curie/FP7, and the DAAD and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (for postdocs coming from Germany/of German nationality)
Fulbright fellowships for talented American graduates who wish to undertake research/complete a masters degree in Sydney are available, and the SoBA Lab is happy to support applications for such fellowships.
Part-time paid RA work is not currently available, but will be advertised here if/when available.
PhD positions - Two fully-funded PhD positions at Macquarie University are currently being advertised for a 2020 start date. Please head here and search for reference number 20201189 for Dr. Ramsey's PhD vacancy, and reference number 20201190 for Prof. Cross's PhD vacancy. For students wishing to self-fund or apply for their own funding for a PhD position within the SoBA Lab, please get in touch to discuss.
SNAC meetings are social neuroscience seminars formerly organised within the School of Psychology at Bangor, and are soon to start up at Macquarie. Everyone is welcome so please come along if you're interested - see here for details
So-bots Journal Club - see here for details
The goal of the Social Robots Journal Club is to discuss recent articles in the field of human-robot interaction (HRI). We will read and dissect papers from a wide range of HRI topics, from the perception of artificial agents, to the beliefs and experiences of human agents, to (non)shared neural representation mediating interaction with our robotic friends and much more.
Want to see more? Check out some of our lab photos here!