Research Opportunity for Undergrads in Systems Neuroscience

The Laboratory of Dr. Adam Kepecs in the Department of Neuroscience at WashU School of Medicine is seeking intellectually curious and highly motivated candidates for an undergraduate lab assistant.

The ideal candidate will conduct experiments using a range of tools, including rodent operant training, electrophysiology, optogenetics, stereotactic surgery, and histology under the supervision of a postdoc or grad student.

Students will have the opportunity to contribute to research projects investigating the neuronal basis of motivated, adaptive behavior and decision making in health and disease.

Applicants with an interest in pursuing a major with a focus in neuroscience, psychology or biomedical engineering (among others) will be ideal for this position & are encouraged to apply. Prior experience with neuroscience techniques or rodent handling is a plus, but not required. 

If you are interested, please email Melissa Cortez at with a CV and a cover letter describing your academic background and research interests.