Why join the lab?

We are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment where people can learn AND have fun. We believe that the best way to achieve this is to foster an open and collaborative atmosphere that promotes original and critical thinking, open communication, and mutual respect. 

Answering the fundamental questions in neuroscience requires bridging multiple scientific disciplines, so we welcome people with different backgrounds and skills, from neuroscience, psychology, and physics to math, engineering, and computer science. It has always been a tremendous pleasure and privilege to work with colleagues from different cultures and backgrounds. This diversity in experience is our strength. It allows everyone in the lab to learn from a variety of exciting and interesting people and creates a team that generates innovative ideas and creative accomplishments. 

Brandeis University is the perfect place to launch or advance your career in neuroscience. It is located a few miles outside of Boston and has a uniquely collaborative research community. There are also a number of shared core facilities, seminars, and interdisciplinary training and research programs. 

Undergraduate and Master's Students

We currently don't have openings for Brandeis Undergraduate or Master's students. However, if you are interested in potential future research opportunities to gain first-hand lab experience, please get in touch via email. Techniques range from behavioral training and activity recordings using electrophysiology and imaging to histology, computational modeling, and data analysis

Ph.D. Students

We are recruiting Ph.D. students through the Brandeis Neuroscience and Molecular and Cell Biology Graduate programs. If you are either a prospective applicant or a current student interested in rotating in the lab, please get in touch via email. We are looking forward to accepting rotation students in the academic year 2023/2024. The rotations will feature hands-on training in two-photon Ca2+ imaging and/or intracellular recordings in awake behaving mice. 

Postdoctoral Fellows

We are recruiting a postdoc to work on a collaborative project with the Paradis lab at Brandeis University starting September 2023 (but the start date is flexible). The project aims to uncover the molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and its impact on learning and memory formation. This is an ideal position for someone with systems neuroscience training who wishes to learn molecular and cellular neuroscience, or vice versa. If you are interested to learn more, please get in touch via email.

In addition, we are always seeking motivated postdoctoral candidates with an interest in experimental and/or computational neuroscience. Experimental and/or theoretical projects are available. Applicants with backgrounds in neuroscience, engineering, computer science, physics, biology, psychology, or other related fields are welcome. We are especially interested in candidates who have some experience or who are interested in one or more of the following areas: electrophysiology, microscopy, Ca2+ imaging, and computational modeling of physiology data. 

To be considered, please submit a CV, a brief statement describing your previous work and interest in the lab, and contact information for 1 - 3 professional references as a single PDF file via email