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Join The Lab


If you are interested in research on autism and developmental disorders, we would love to hear from you. Volunteering is a great way to gain experience while contributing to research. Volunteers assist with a variety of duties and functions in the lab, such as interacting with participants, running experiments, conducting literature searches, and entering data.

In order to start the application process, please send your CV and a cover letter describing why you are interested in working in the lab, your future goals, and what you hope to gain from this position. Please also include a short paragraph summarizing your knowledge about autism. We also require a copy of your transcript; an unofficial transcript is acceptable. Once you have emailed your CV, cover letter, and transcripts to, we will review you application and let you know if there is a position available for you in our lab. Please be aware that most successful volunteers have a CGPA of 3.0 and make a commitment for at least two semesters.

Graduate Students

Dr. Iarocci is a member of the Developmental Area and the Clinical Science Area. She is most interested in supervising students who wish to pursue a research related career. Dr. Iarocci will be accepting new students for the upcoming year. 

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Iarocci welcomes Postdoctoral Fellows. There are many agencies that provide funding for specializations in autism. For more information on funding sources and training opportunities please see the Autism Research Training (ART) Program and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. Please contact Dr. Iarocci ( to discuss your interest in a Postdoctoral position at the ADDL.