Post-doctoral fellows:

  • Applicants with a recent PhD in neuroscience (or biophysics or related field), high-quality first-author paper(s), strong background in cellular neuroscience, and eagerness to think and work creatively and energetically towards understanding circuit organization and function in the mammalian brain are encouraged to apply. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Experience with electrophysiology, imaging, optogenetics, viral methods, and programming is preferable but not required. The training experience will involve a wide variety of in vivo and in vitro experimental approaches.
  • The lab is located in a great part of Chicago, which is a great city to live in!
  • Send PDF of CV (with list of references) to Dr Shepherd.

Graduate students: Always eager to meet with Northwestern University graduate students interested in the lab and discuss potential rotation and thesis projects; please contact Dr Shepherd.

Undergraduate students: If you're an undergrad - at Northwestern or elsewhere - interested in the research we do and considering pursuing a summer (and/or year-round research, for NU students) experience in the lab, please get in touch!

"Gap year" research assistants: We often have projects that are ideal for recent college graduates (biology, biochem, biophysics, physics/engineering/CS, etc) who want to take a couple of years before graduate or medical school to gain research experience. Projects range from molecular biology to imaging to robotics.

Contact: g-shepherd at Hoping to hear from you!