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Lab technician at the University of Maryland

University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
Up to $45,000/year + benefits
Closing date
Jul 31, 2023

Job Details

Position summary:  The Caras Lab at the University of Maryland College Park is seeking a highly motivated applicant to join our team as a full-time research technician. The successful candidate will use a variety of techniques (optogenetics, chemogenetics, fiber photometry, in vivo electrophysiology) to reveal the neural circuits involved in auditory perception, plasticity, and learning. This 2-year position is ideal for someone looking to gain additional research experience before applying to graduate school or medical school. Technical training and career mentorship will be provided. For details about the lab, see

Educational requirements: Applicants should possess a B.S. or B.A. in Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology, Engineering, or a related field. All interested candidates should be highly organized, detail oriented, possess excellent communication skills, enjoy working in a team environment, and be comfortable handling and caring for small animals. 

Qualifications and experience: Preference will be given to applicants with experience in animal behavior, stereotaxic surgery, or any of the techniques listed above. 


Located in College Park, MD, the University of Maryland (UMD) is an R1 institution located just a short (15-20 min) metro ride or drive away from the bustling city of Washington DC. With a thriving research community, and strong collaborative ties to the nearby NIH intramural campus, UMD is a phenomenal place to pursue a career in scientific research.

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