Post-Doctoral Research Associate [ + ][ - ]

Successful applicant will have training in electrophysiology, imaging and/or molecular biology techniques. This job offers several possibilities for scientific growth in a very intellectually stimulating environment. The Biology Department and associated faculty have strong research programs in different aspects of sensory physiology.

Basic Qualifications:
  • PhD in Neuroscience/Biology or related field.
  • Ideal candidate(s) should have a record of publications commensurate with level of training and a strong desire to do research in the olfactory system.

Please send a letter of interest including a CV and a short statement describing your current research and future goals to:

Graduate Students [ + ][ - ]

Graduate students can join the lab through the PhD programs offered by the “Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences Program (NACS),” or through the “Physiological System Program” under the umbrella of the “Biological Sciences Program (BISI)”. Both are excellent programs, but depending on your background and future interests one program may fit your needs better.

I encourage applicants to explore the sites below to learn more about each program and to contact me should you have any questions.

Undergraduate Students [ + ][ - ](Currently there are no positions available until the Spring of 2018)

The Araneda lab welcomes undergraduate students' applications. Our lab provides a challenging intellectual environment committed to the formation of young motivated scientists.

  • What we expect?

    Students are expected to do research work for a minimum block of five consecutive hours, once a week. We also have an hour-long lab meeting every other week, which all students must attend. If you are taking the lab research for credit, each credit should equate to 3 hours of lab work.

  • What to expect?

    In general, during the first semester students become familiar with the in and outs of working in a research lab while providing support to one of the many ongoing projects in the lab. After this acquaintance period, students typically move onto an independent project and develop a thesis proposal as part of the Biology Honors program.

  • How to apply?

    If you are interested in our work and comfortable with the requirements, please send me an email with your CV and a half a page statement of goals describing why are you interested in doing research in my lab and how this research fits with your future career goals.

Note: Positions are limited and selective for those students in their early years (freshman, sophomore) and under special circumstances juniors. The successful completion of an undergraduate research project requires a time commitment of at least one year; therefore this position is not open to senior undergraduate students (unless you are seriously considering to pursue a PhD in neuroscience post graduation).

High School Students [ + ][ - ]

Our lab supports the involvement of local high school students in pre-undergraduate research to complete senior science projects. Please contact Rui at for available positions.