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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neuroscience - 49860 in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Neuroscience. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

The Han lab in the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University studies learning and memory processes in the hippocampus. We investigate the cellular and neuronal circuit activity supporting spatial navigation learning in mice. Major approaches in the lab include in vivo two-photon calcium imaging during virtual reality behavioral tasks, in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics, and computational modeling. Two positions are available for creative and enthusiastic postdoctoral researchers.

Washington University is an outstanding research university and our lab is located in the heart of the School of Medicine. We have strong ties with the larger research community and are engaged in multiple fruitful collaborations. Applicants will find that the postdoctoral salary goes far in St. Louis, which has a well-deserved reputation as a vibrant and affordable city.

More lab details are available at https://sites.wustl.edu/hanlab.

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. degree in neuroscience or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in imaging, electrophysiology, mouse behavior, or modeling.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/.

Applicant Special Instructions

Please apply directly with a CV and cover letter to Edward Han (ehan23@wustl.edu).

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neuroscience - 49860

Job ID: 49860

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular