Position Openings

Post-docs and grad students

The Ahmari Lab is actively recruiting talented and motivated post-docs and graduate students to work on newly-funded projects using cutting edge calcium imaging and in vivo electrophysiology techniques. If you are interested in joining our team, please email ahmarise@upmc.edu with a CV and description of your research interests and motivation for joining the lab.

Research Technician

A research technician position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Susanne Ahmari in the Translational Neuroscience Program at the University of Pittsburgh. The Ahmari lab uses multiple advanced techniques for the analysis and manipulation of neural circuits in order to discover the molecular, cellular, and circuit abnormalities underlying Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and anxiety. The ideal candidate will be able to work collaboratively and effectively communicate with an interactive and collegial research group.

Specific job responsibilities include mouse colony maintenance (including breeding and genotyping), performing mouse behavioral studies (including optogenetics), cryostat/tissue mounting, immunohistochemistry, preparing reagents and solutions, and general lab duties such as autoclaving and dishwashing. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in stereotaxic surgery.

Requirements: Bachelors Degree in Biology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Chemistry, or related field required. At least 1 year of experience working in a neuroscience or other biological science laboratory. At least 1 year of experience required with rodent experiments generally, with specific experience in the areas of rodent colony maintenance, genotyping, and behavioral experiments. Opportunities will also be available for motivated candidates to learn in vivo microscopy and in vivo electrophysiology.

Interested candidates should email their CV, a letter of interest outlining experience, and the names and contact information of three references to ahmarise@upmc.edu.