Join Us

The Bakkour Lab is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment for all those who are enthusiastic about engaging in science. We place a great amount of value on diversity, and we strive to ensure that all members of the lab feel a strong sense of belonging. We aim to bring together a team with differences in opinion, background, skin color, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, origin, and any and all of the unique characteristics that each of us brings. For more information, please feel free to read about the UChicago Department of Psychology’s commitment to diversity & inclusion on their website.

Student Research Assistants

We love working with undergraduate students and supporting their growth as young researchers. If you are interested in volunteering as a Research Assistant, please fill out the survey linked below so that we can get to know you better. No previous research experience is required in order to apply! If you have any questions, please email us at

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Graduate Students

We will be accepting PhD graduate students in the Bakkour Memory and Decision Lab in the 2024-2025 application cycle (starting Fall 2025). Please contact the Lab Director Dr. Akram Bakkour if you have any questions.

For general information about the University of Chicago Department of Psychology Graduate Study (doctoral or MA programs), please read here. We will be posting about information sessions or webinars for those who want to learn more.

Postdoctoral Researchers

We are not actively recruiting a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher at this time! However, we are always on the lookout for exceptional researchers to join the lab! If you are interested in postdoc opportunities, please email the Lab Director Dr. Akram Bakkour.

Lab Manager

We are not actively recruiting a full time Research Assistant/Lab Manager to join the lab.


We are always open to discussing potential collaborations that fit our research interests. If you are interested in partnering on a project or working together with the lab, please contact Dr. Akram Bakkour.