Join the Richard Lab

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students interested in joining the lab, should reach out to Dr. Jocelyn Richard ( for information on available positions. Please include a CV, a brief statement of why you’re interested in working in this lab, and a description of your availability/schedule.

Graduate Students

Students interested in joining the lab should reach out to Dr. Jocelyn Richard (

Postdoctoral Fellows

Potential postdoctoral candidates should have or be completing a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology or related discipline. Candidates with evidence of scientific accomplishment and expertise in one of the following areas (and a strong desire to develop additional skills in at least one of these areas) are especially encouraged to apply: rodent behavioral models of learning and motivation, rodent models of alcohol use disorder, in vivo electrophysiology, viral-mediated circuit dissection approaches and/or computational neuroscience . Please email Dr. Jocelyn Richard ( with a CV, contact information for three references and a brief statement of research interests, including how you would fit within our research program.

Research Technicians

We are not currently hiring research technicians. Please email Dr. Jocelyn Richard ( if you have any questions about future openings. Technicians support multiple aspects of our research program, including routine laboratory management, such as ordering supplies, maintaining equipment and maintaining inventory of basic lab equipment and supplies. They are also be responsible for conducting behavioral experiments with rats, maintenance of rat colonies and the collection and processing of tissue for anatomical assessment. Potential candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, psychology, biology or related field, as well as strong organizational and communication skills, good work ethic and some previous laboratory experience. Prior experience with rodent behavioral research is desired, but not required.  

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