Work/life balance

  1. We aim to promote sustainable creativity and productivity for all of our members, which can’t be achieved without a healthy balance between work and personal life.

  2. No lab member is expected to work in ways that interfere with a healthy life. Work should not be so excessive as to interfere with sleep, exercise, or family/personal time.

  3. Lab members are expected to be proactive regarding deadlines, to avoid last-minute scrambles. Dr. Poldrack and other lab members may decline to support submissions that are prepared with insufficient lead time.

  4. We aim to promote an environment that is understanding and supportive of individuals with child care and adult care responsibilities. This includes but is not limited to offering flexible work hours to help individuals with familial responsibilities.

  5. The lab is committed to fully supporting individuals with chronic physical and/or mental illnesses, as well as individuals with accessibility needs. No lab member will be discriminated against because of their chronic diagnosis or health-related limitations of their ability to work. Lab members are encouraged to prioritize their physical and mental health as much as possible, and the lab is prepared to support them in doing so.

  6. Lab members who are seeking time off for health (including mental health) reasons are strongly encouraged, though absolutely not required, to speak with Dr. Poldrack about their concerns. Dr. Poldrack commits to approaching these conversations in a nonjudgmental and empathetic manner, and to working with all lab members to find a solution that works best for them.