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We are always interested in working with motivated undergraduate students who are interested in research!

The ATLAS lab conducts research on teams and leadership. Undergraduate RAs in our lab have the opportunity to work closely with graduate students on all of the large-scale teams research projects we are currently engaged in. The members of the ATLAS lab are committed to mentoring undergraduate students and assisting them in the graduate school application process.

Undergrad research assistants are vital to ATLAS’s success. ATLAS RAs assist in all stages of the data collection process. They help create survey packets, research protocols, and study training materials. They assist in developing coding schemes for virtual data (e.g., video chat interactions), entering data, running analyses, and reviewing the literature. Additionally, undergrad RAs in the ATLAS lab participate in regularly scheduled lab meetings, and are encouraged to develop their ideas into conference presentations and publications. To learn more contact atlas@northwestern.edu.

Our lab actively seeks 1-2 talented new individuals each year who are interested in pursuing a PhD.

The main requirement is an interest and passion for understanding and enhancing the effectiveness of teams and leaders.

Though many of our PhD students have had a strong background in Psychology, we welcome applicants from any undergraduate degree programs. (Professor DeChurch’s undergraduate degree is in Environmental Science!) Teams and leadership are inherently interdisciplinary areas that draw on theories and methods from many disciplines. Interested PhD students would need to apply to one of two PhD programs:

ATLAS Alum have gone on to faculty positions in Business schools and Psychology departments, and to a variety of industry positions. Please visit our Alumni page to learn more about what ATLAS Alumni are doing now!

The ATLAS lab is currently seeking applicants for two Post-Doctoral researcher positions.

The successful applicant will have a PhD awarded at the time of application, a research background in organizational science, and a degree from a related discipline such as Psychology, Management, Communication, Industrial Engineering, or Sociology. To learn more or to apply, please send a CV to Leslie DeChurch.