Positions Available

The Evolutionary Neuroscience Lab will be opening in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology in January 2019.  The following positions are available.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Neuroimaging of Learned Skills

The focus of the position will be to study neurodevelopmental adaptations for the acquisition of learned skills.  The project involves longitudinal neuroimaging of military working dogs, from puppyhood through adulthood, as they progress through a formal on-base training regimen. Several weeks of paid travel per year will be required to a research site in Texas.

This is a one-year position, expected to begin in spring or summer 2019, with possibility of renewal dependent upon adequate funding and satisfactory performance. The research will take place in the Evolutionary Neuroscience Laboratory directed by Dr. Hecht and located in the Peabody Museum on Harvard University’s Cambridge, Massachusetts campus, and on-site at the Lackland Air Force Base outside San Antonio. 

A doctoral degree is required for this position. Desired qualifications include research in neuroscience, neuroimaging, development, and/or animal behavior.  The project will require working with dogs and coordinating with an interdisciplinary research team that will include scientists, veterinarians, dog handlers and trainers, and military personnel.  This research is non-invasive.

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To Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, an updated CV, and the names of three references by email to Dr. Erin Hecht at erin_hecht@fas.harvard.edu.  Evaluation will begin at the time the advertisement is placed and will continue until the position is filled.

Other Positions

Positions will be available for undergraduate researchers and one or two graduate students.  Students who are interested in working in the lab should email Dr. Hecht at erin_hecht@fas.harvard.edu

Additionally, a position will be available for a research technician with experience in histology.  A job listing will be posted soon.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.