Positions Available

Postdoctoral positions, graduate students, undergraduate students, high school students
Postdoctoral Positions

We are looking to hire motivated postdoctoral fellows to investigate the neural basis of attention. Two positions are available.

1. Functional investigation: This position will combine quantitative behavior and psychophysics, multielectrode recordings and optical imaging/perturbation in freely behaving animals. A strong quantitative background and experience in electrophysiology is a plus.

2. Molecular tool development: This position will combine molecular design with electrophysiology/imaging in slice. Novel tools will be developed to dissect neural circuits at an unprecedented level of mechanistic detail.

Interested applicants should contact Mike Halassa at mhalassa@mit.edu, and include their current CV, personal statement and contact information for 3 referees. Please indicate whether you’re an applicant for position 1 or 2.

Graduate Students

MIT graduate students interested in rotating should contact Mike Halassa. Other students will need to apply to the MIT graduate program. More information about this process can be found by clicking Here.

Undergraduate Students

Interested students can feel free to get in touch with Mike and cc the postdoc/graduate student whose work they are most interested in. Please write a research statement describing your interest and a plan of what you intend to do over the academic semester you intend to work in the lab. Generic emails will not be answered.

High School Students

We have had a few amazing high school students come through the lab and are very open to having them work with us. Interested students should follow the same steps as undergraduates above.