Research Positions

(For paid positions, we will do our best to provide you with a livable wage)

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)

Milwaukee, WI

The Asok Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is seeking a talented postdoctoral researcher to start in the summer of 2021. Our lab is focused on examining the neurobiology of learned and innate fears by using a number of cutting-edge techniques in next-generation gene sequencing, animal behavior, in vivo brain imaging, network analytics, CRISPR-Cas gene editing, and more (see asoklab.com for additional information). Interested individuals should have a background in behavioral neuroscience or a related field in addition to prior experience working with rodents as well as a desire to understand the neurobiology of fear/anxiety/stress. Experience with in-vivo electrophysiology, computational analyses, and stereotactic surgeries are a big plus. Individuals from all personal backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Postdocs will work closely with the Principle Investigator and eventually work towards designing an independent research program that they can take with them. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Asok directly with a CV and have three reference writers secured so as to expedite the process.

 
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Graduate Student

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)

Milwaukee, WI

The Asok Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is seeking talented graduate students to start in the summer of 2021. Our lab is focused on examining the neurobiology of learned and innate fears by using a number of cutting-edge techniques in next-generation gene sequencing, animal behavior, in vivo brain imaging, network analytics, CRISPR-Cas gene editing, and more (see asoklab.com for additional information). We are interested in talented and creative graduate students. Students interested in applying to the lab should have familiarity with animal behavioral techniques, some molecular biology (e.g., immunohistochemistry, PCR, qPCR, or genotyping, etc.), some basic computational skills (e.g., python, basic programming, and/or statistics)​, and/or stereotactic surgery. However, the most important prerequisites are "good hands", a desire to understand the neurobiology of fear/anxiety/stress, and the ability to work through failures in order to design creative solutions to questions. Additional admissions and funding information for prospective students can be found here and here. The application deadline for the UWM Doctoral Program is December 1st for admission in the following academic year. Doctoral applicants are especially encouraged to contact Dr. Asok directly with their CV and research interests.

 
 

Research Intern

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)

Milwaukee, WI

The Asok Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is seeking a paid, talented research intern looking to commit at least a few years (with the opportunity to transition into a long-term research position) to start in the summer/fall of 2021. Our lab is focused on examining the neurobiology of learned and innate fears by using a number of cutting-edge techniques in next-generation gene sequencing, CRISPR-Cas gene editing, animal behavior, in vivo brain imaging, network analytics, and more (see asoklab.com for additional information). Interested individuals should have strong organization and communication skills. Prior experience working with rodents and a desire to understand the neurobiology of fear/anxiety/stress is required. Experience with stereotactic viral injections, immunohistochemistry, vibratome, and/or cryostat-based brain sectioning is a plus. Individuals from all personal backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Research Interns will work closely with the Principle Investigator and with others across the Department of Psychology to perform research and coordinate day-to-day operations. They will also have the opportunity to contribute to research that leads to publication as well as other opportunities for professional and/or academic growth. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Asok directly.

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

Undergraduate students with an interest in the neurobiology of memory and emotion, broadly defined, as well as an interest in the ongoing work of our laboratory, should apply via the link below. Previous research experience is not required, but the ability to work well with one's hands, critically think about and troubleshoot problems, and dedicate time to experiments is required. Interested applicants should apply below.

 
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