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Research Assistants


Our lab is looking for UM students at the undergraduate or Master level as Research Assistants (RAs). As an RA, your responsibilities typically include helping with recruiting participants (on the phone and email and on site), testing adult and child participants, collecting data in the lab on UM campus or in local schools, and helping with stimuli creation and data analysis. 

We ask for at least 1-semester commitment and at least 5 hours/week during the non-recess school period. Satisfactory English skills, good interpersonal and communication skills, and good time management skills are required. Experience with psychology research softwares (e.g., E-prime, OpenSesame, R, MATLAB with Psychtoolbox) or a general interest in learning them is desirable. RAs will have an opportunity to learn research in Cognitive Science and get involved in ongoing research in the lab. RAs can also optionally get experience with eye-tracking, programming, and statistical software.

If you are interested, please complete the Join Our Team form. We will be in touch with you as soon as we are looking for new RAs. If you have any questions, please direct them towards our research team at

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Thesis Students


For UM undergraduate students majoring in Psychology, if you are interested in getting involved in the lab and doing your thesis research under the supervision of Dr. Deng, please contact her directly to inquire about the opportunities. 

Post-Graduate Students

The Department of Psychology currently accepts post-graduate students at the Ph.D. level. To apply, you will need to meet the requirements of the UM Graduate School and follow the application procedures. For further information, please visit the Graduate School website and the Department of Psychology website. There are usually two cycles of admission each year. For the academic year 2023/2024, to be admitted in the 1st semester (normally commences in mid August), you should apply between 1 August – 31 October 2022 for the first batch consideration and between 1 November 2022 28 February 2023 for the second batch. To be admitted in the 2nd semester (normally commences in January of the subsequent year), you should apply between 2 May – 31 July 2023. Students can expect full or partial funding, including tuition and TA/RA loads. The top-ranked applicants with outstanding academic achievements and research potential will be eligible for the UM Macao PhD Scholarship


Our lab is expecting to accept post-graduate students in the academic year 2023/2024. Although not required, we strongly recommend that you contact Dr. Deng to inquire about the fit between your research interests and the lab and to get more information you’ll need to decide whether and when you should apply.

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Postdoctoral Researchers

Our lab is looking for excellent researchers to join us as postdocs. The University of Macau has newly launched the UM Macao Post-doctoral Fellowship and Associateship aiming to attract high-calibre PhD graduates for faculties to sustain and strengthen their research capabilities and build up areas of expertise. If you are interested in this program, please check out whether you are eligible on the web page.

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We are always looking for motivated and talented individuals to join our research team!

If you are interested in doing thesis research, or applying for the PhD program or postdoc position, please contact Dr. Deng directly.

If you would like to work in the lab as a Research Assistant, please fill the Join Our Team form below. We will be in touch with you as soon as we have openings in our lab.

Please note that we can ONLY accept UM students as RAs in our lab.

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