Job Posting

Behavioral Neuroscience Research Assistant


Position Information


We are seeking highly motivated students that can commit at least one year to Matthew Will laboratory. In the first semester students will assist with daily animal care such as health checks and cage cleaning. Students will also assist with recording body weight, food intake, and other assessments during the week and on rotating weekends. Once students have demonstrated proficiency in husbandry, they will assist with more complex behavioral assessments such as operant conditioning studies as well as surgical procedures and injections.
The average week students will work for 2-4 hours per day for 2-3 days out of the week and at least one day of the weekend (2-4 hours) every other weekend. During some periods we may require more hours, but will work with your schedule.

Required Skills

We request students be familiar with Microsoft Excel for data entry.

Preferred Qualifications

We do not require previous laboratory experience, but it will be given priority. We are seeking students that are eager to learn new procedures involving behavioral assessment as well as physiological measures.

Faculty Mentor or Sponsor

Other Comments

We are accepting psychology or biology majors and will consider related majors. We are looking for students to commit at least one year to the laboratory. We typically run studies in the morning (8:00-12:00) so flexibility in the morning is preferred. We also collect data over the weekends so we request that you are available at least one day (Saturday or Sunday) every other weekend for assistance in the lab. If interested, please email Jenna with a current copy of your resume by Sunday February 4th.

We encourage students to include a resume or transcript when e-mailing a faculty mentor to apply for a posted position.