Open Positions

Graduate students

We are always interested in hearing from enthusiastic students looking to join the lab. Eligible students should be a member of the Biological Sciences Graduate Program or the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science the University of Maryland. Interested students should submit a brief description of research interests by clicking here.

Postdoctoral position: Avian Neurophysiology

Start date: Available now; open until filled

Position Summary:  A post-doctoral position is available to work collaboratively among the Laboratories of Shihab Shamma (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Melissa Caras (Biology), and Gregory Ball/Robert Dooling (Psychology). The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art electrophysiological methods including the neuropixel technique that is being developed in the lab of Shihab Shamma as well as ultrasound and calcium imaging methods.  Potential study species include zebra finches, canaries and budgerigars. Research programs on both vocal perception and production are being pursued in these laboratories. Salary will be based on the NIH scale.  


Educational Requirements:  Applicants with a PhD or other appropriate advanced degree in any field related to systems neuroscience are encouraged to apply.


Qualifications and experience:  Previous experience with auditory perception and/or birdsong is preferred. 

To apply: Interested applicants should submit a CV and the names and contact info for at least 2 references by clicking here.