Below you will find our postings for technicians, graduate students & postdocs, as well as instructions for how to apply. Before you get to the ads, please take a minute to read the section below.
First, happy people do better science and make better colleagues. Of course everyone wants to be happy, but the nature of science, and scientific evaluation, sometimes makes this hard. I'll work with each lab member so that we can all maintain a sense of pride with our work in the lab, even when experiments or life don't go as planned. Second, one of the core values of the lab is an emphasis on teamwork. Cooperative work has the potential to make individual efforts more fruitful, scientific practice more rigorous, and our many hours spent in the lab more enjoyable. Teamwork in the lab translates to shared authorship, open sharing of our methods, data, and findings, attending summer courses and workshops, and other measures of active engagement with the broader scientific community. Third, teamwork is not incongruent with individual responsibility and career development. To this end, I'll work with each lab member to make sure they develop an individualized career path, network, and scientific reputation. Finally, the communication of our work to the public is a part of our responsibility as government-funded scientists. Engagements with the public (outreach) will be a routine part of our work in the lab.
That's what I can offer. What I expect in return is a willingness to learn and be challenged, a willingness to give and specially to receive critical feedback, and a willingness to respect and champion other lab members.
To apply for any of the positions below: please email me your CV and a short description of your research experience, why you are interested in joining this lab specifically, and contact info for 2 references.
Lab Manager: A position is open for a full-time lab manager
. Responsibilities include managing a breeding colony of research animals, managing the lab and lab members, and directly contributing to ongoing exerpiments in the lab.
Bachelor's degree, 3-4 years of laboratory research experience (or equivalent degree+research combination) and prior experience working with research animals is a must. Experience with histology or programming is a big plus. Pay will depend on experience. Full description here.
Technician: Two positions are open for full-time laboratory technicians, one focused on animal care and experimental work (posting) and another for engineering/CAD/circuits (posting).
Graduate students must be first admitted to the Graduate Program in Neurobiolgy & Behavior
. Please get in touch if you're interested.
Post-doc/Research Scientist: I'm looking for 2 postdocts (1 experimental, 1 computational/ML), or senior research scientists. The ideal background is engineering with a strong neuroscience interest, or neuroscientists with engineering and programming expertise. Most projects include both experimental and computational aspects and advanced programming in Matlab or python is a requirement for both positions.
Experience with electrophysiology or calcium imaging are required for the experimental position. For the computational position, I'm looking for someone with expertise in CS, data science, machine learning/AI methods as applied to neuroscience or biology. Positions funded for 5 years.