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We're hiring!

Updated: Feb 6, 2021

The Stanford Translational Aggression & Addiction Research (STAAR) Lab is looking for talented team players to unravel how the brain controls behavior.

The STAAR Lab is a dynamic new neuroscience lab in Stanford’s Psychiatry Department, led by Neir Eshel, MD, PhD and embedded in the world-class scientific environment of Dr. Rob Malenka’s group. We are looking to hire curious and ambitious postdocs, staff scientists, and research assistants for full-time positions beginning summer 2021. Lab projects focus on the neural circuitry of aggressive and compulsive behaviors, using optogenetics, in vivo imaging, electrophysiology, and sophisticated machine learning/artificial intelligence analyses of animal behavior. There are ample opportunities for career development and clinical exposure based on candidate interest. Compensation and benefits are highly competitive.

The ideal postdoctoral or staff scientist candidate has an MD and/or PhD in neuroscience or related field and extensive experience with rodent neuroscience. Excellent analytical skills, e.g., Python & Matlab, are strongly preferred. An expert data analyst may be considered even without animal experience.

The ideal research assistant candidate has a BA/BS degree and previous laboratory experience, especially involving mouse handling, stereotaxic surgery, and/or microscopy. Given the complexity of the projects and techniques, research assistants must be willing to consider a two-year position.

If you are interested in learning more, please submit a CV, brief cover letter, and 2-3 references to Neir Eshel at



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