Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow- Behavior and Circuit Neuroscience

Job Number: 68233

Location: Baltimore, US

Job Description

Postdoctoral Scientist – Neural circuits of emotion and decision making 

The Juarez Lab ( at the University of Maryland-Baltimore (Baltimore, MD) is seeking to hire a postdoctoral scientist. The candidate will lead
research projects focused on determining how cellular excitability regulates emotional states and decision-making behaviors for natural and drug reward in mice. The Juarez lab uses circuit dissecting ex vivo electrophysiology and 2-photon imaging, in vivo fiber photometry, viral based CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing, sequencing, and methods to manipulate neural activity in animal models of stress and substance-use disorders. Experience with mouse behavior, neurophysiological (ex vivo or in vivo) recordings, molecular biology, and/or computational modeling is preferred, but not required. 


  • Design, perform, and analyze experiments.
  • Present data at group meetings and conferences.
  • Contribute to writing of publications, create figures for papers and grants.
  • Assist with general lab duties.

The Juarez lab is dedicated to the career development of scientists, whether they want to remain in academia or not. The Juarez lab believes that an equitable and diverse research environment produces the best scientific discovery. 

Required Education/Experience:

Doctoral degree (PhD/MD/DVM) in specialty area from an accredited university training program

Interested individuals should:

1. Visit to email a cover letter, description of past and future goals, and their CV 


2. Fill out UMB’s job application here:

Application Deadline: 2024-03-31


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