Join Our Lab

First, beware of phishing scams!

Recently, individuals not affiliated with the University of Texas, the Department of Psychology, or the Mood Disorders Laboratory have been posting ads on social media (e.g., Facebook) or emailing students directly about “positions” available in the Department of Psychology. For instance:

This is a scam! We would never ask you to text information to us. We would only contact you from an official email addresses from the University of Texas (make sure these are not spoofed). We would also not ask you for any sensitive information, such as a SSN, banking information, or other such information. We would not send you a check to deposit via text or email (especially before we have even met), nor would we ask you to send us any money. If you are ever concerned about whether a possible research position is real or not, email us directly at (or Dr. Beevers at Authorities have been notified of these phishing scams, but these scams can be hard to stop. So please be vigilant.

Research Assistants

Full time: We are currently hiring 1-2 research assistants to help coordinate an NIMH-funded study examining whether directly modifying information processing biases via cognitive bias modification leads to improvements in depression. Position can start immediately but a later start date is also possible. Apply here. Applications can only be accepted via the UT jobs portal. (Anyone who asks you to text them your application information is likely trying to pull a scam….see above)

Volunteer: In addition, we often have volunteer research assistant opportunities for people with an interest in clinical research. Volunteers are expected to commit at least 7 – 10 hours per week for a period of no less than four months (a two semester commitment is preferred). Research assistants work closely with our research team (which includes faculty, graduate students, and other research assistants). Duties vary but can include assisting with subject recruitment; helping with laboratory studies; coding, entering, and analyzing data; and helping to present study results at professional meetings and in scientific publications. If you are interested in applying to work as a volunteer research assistant in the MDL, please fill out this form. If we have an opening, someone will contact you via email. Unfortunately, due to demand and limited number of spaces, not everyone who contacts us will receive a follow-up email. 

Graduate Students

The Department of Psychology at the University of Texas has an outstanding graduate program in clinical psychology. Graduate students join our laboratory through acceptance to the clinical psychology program. I encourage individuals interested in a career as a clinical scientist to apply to our program. You can find more information about our clinical program on the Department of Psychology website. Graduate students actively participate in our ongoing research projects. They are also strongly encouraged to develop and implement their own independent research projects. If you have specific questions about applying to the clinical psychology program at the University of Texas and you are interested working in our laboratory, please contact Dr. Christopher Beevers.


We are always interested in working with other laboratories, researchers, and clinicians. Please contact Dr. Christopher Beevers to discuss possible collaborative projects.