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Joining the Veenema Lab

*The Veenema lab will move to Michigan State University as of Jan 2017*

Lab technician/Research Assistant position available!

As of January 1, 2017, an NIH funded lab technician/research assistant position is available to study the neural circuits underlying social play behavior in rats and how these circuits differ in males and females with a focus on sex-specific effects mediated by the neuropeptide vasopressin.

Our laboratory utilizes molecular, biochemical, anatomical and behavioral approaches to elucidate the roles of vasopressin and oxytocin within neural circuits modulating social behavior.

Applicants must have a BS degree and interest and experience in behavioral neuroscience techniques. The position is available as of January 1, 2017. Salary is commensurate with experience, according to NIH guidelines.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to alexa.veenema[at]bc.edu. Also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to alexa.veenema[at]bc.edu.

Graduate student positions available

Dr. Veenema will be accepting graduate students for Fall 2017. Please contact Dr. Veenema for further details. To earn a PhD in Neuroscience, graduate students can apply through either the Department of Psychology Graduate Program or through Michigan State University Neuroscience Program.

Postdoctoral positions

Please contact Dr. Veenema regarding openings for postdoc positions.

Undergraduate student positions

Please be aware that the Veenema lab is using animals, not humans, for their research.

We are always looking to have enthusiastic and motivated undergrads interested in behavioral neuroscience join our group. However, the type of research in our lab requires extensive training and full commitment. This limits the number of undergraduate students that can join the lab.

If you are interested in joining our research team, please fill out the application form and email it to Dr. Veenema.