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Open Positions

Staff Positions

None at this time.

Postdoctoral Positions

Rochester Postdoctoral Partnership

Application Deadline: none

The Rochester Postdoctoral Partnership provides mentored postdoctoral research training in biomedical and behavioral sciences for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (D/HH) Scholars, as well as for hearing scholars with a goal of working in higher education settings with DHH students. The goal of the RPP program is to develop a diverse group of highly trained biomedical and behavioral scientists to address the Nation’s biomedical workforce needs.

We are looking for individuals with a PhD in biomedical or behavioral sciences and with no previous postdoctoral experience or up to three years postdoctoral experience who would like to begin a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester. Dr. Dye is an approved research mentor for this program, and is particularly interested in applicants who would lead to collaborations with faculty at the University of Rochester.

For more information, consult the RPP website, and email Dr. Dye at mwddls@rit.edu for informal discussions.

NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

Application Deadline: none

The deaf x lab also welcomes discussions with DHH scientists interested in extending our work on neuroplasticity and multimodal language development in DHH college students. Dr. Dye is willing to discuss working with identified applicants to submit an application under PA-16-288 to NIDCD to support research aligned with grant NIH R01DC016346. Informal inquiries can be made to mwddls@rit.edu.

Graduate Research Opportunities

MS in Experimental Psychology

Application Deadline: February 15th (priority deadline; applications accepted and reviewed throughout the year)

Dr. Dye is an approved research advisor for graduate students in the MS in Experimental Psychology at RIT.  Students take a number of courses in a variety of areas in Experimental Psychology and related fields. A graduate seminar course provides students with the chance to learn about behavioral research at RIT. Students select a thesis topic after determining a fit between their research interests and faculty expertise and interests. A formal research proposal is completed and publicly defended. The thesis and public thesis defense is a culmination of this work. If you are interested in this program, and in having Dr. Dye as a research advisor, please email mwddls@rit.edu for more information.

DHH applicants may also be eligible for financial and mentoring support through the Bridges to the Doctorate program.

Undergraduate Research Positions


The RIT-RISE program is designed to increase the number of underrepresented students who enter Ph.D. programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. The RIT-RISE program is the first RISE program to specifically serve deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Selected RISE scholars will receive intensive training and wage support for working in research laboratories with RIT researchers and, eventually, in the laboratory of a mentor from another institution. Scholars also will attend local and national conferences, present papers and posters and publish or co-publish their work.

Dr. Dye is an approved mentor for the RIT-RISE program and welcomes inquiries from students interested in applying to the program to work in the deaf x lab. Please email mwddls@rit.edu for more information.

Grant-Funded Positions

The deaf x lab has several undergraduate research positions funded by research grants. These positions are for 10-20 hours per week, and involve supervised work on research projects. Students will contribute towards the success of these projects, and learn valuable research skills in the process. These positions are posted on the Student Employment Office On-Campus Jobs board when they become available.

We are currently seeking an Undergraduate Research Assistant and a Computer Programmer.