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Research Associate

McLean Hospital
Belmont, Massachusetts
Closing date
Nov 30, 2022

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Job Function
Research Staff / Technical Director
Research Area
Motivation & Emotion
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level


McLean Hospital, America’s top ranked freestanding psychiatric hospital, is inviting applications for a Research Associate, in Belmont, MA.

This position, available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Elif Engin, will work on an NIH-funded project investigating the effects of early life experience on GABAergic modulation of brain reward circuitry through life using mice as a model system. The project will involve work at multiple levels of analyses using molecular, electrophysiological, and behavioral techniques.
Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field. Experience in rodent stereotaxic surgery and in vivo electrophysiology is strongly preferred. Underrepresented minorities and individuals with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Salary and recruitment package in accordance with Hospital policies, and a Harvard Medical School appointment at the academic rank of Lecturer or Instructor (full or part time) will be contingent on meeting the requirements for an HMS appointment and candidate qualifications.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae along with the names and addresses of three references by email to: Elif Engin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience; Harvard Medical School; Director, Stress Neurobiology Laboratory; McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02478, Email: and the Registrar and Professional Staff Office at 
All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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