Postdoctoral Research Associate (Han Lab)

Learning & memory in the hippocampus

Essential functions

The Han lab in the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University studies learning and memory processes in the hippocampus. We investigate the cellular and neuronal circuit activity supporting spatial navigation learning in mice. Major approaches in the lab include in vivo two-photon calcium imaging during virtual reality behavioral tasks, in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics, and computational modeling. One position is available for a creative and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher.

Washington University is an outstanding research university and our lab is located in the heart of the School of Medicine. We have strong ties with the larger research community and are engaged in multiple fruitful collaborations. Applicants will find that the postdoctoral salary goes far in St. Louis, which has a well-deserved reputation as a vibrant and affordable city.

More lab details are available at the Han Lab.

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at

Required qualifications

PhD degree in neuroscience or related field.

Preferred qualifications

Prior experience in imaging, electrophysiology, mouse behavior, or modeling.

Salary range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-employment screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits:

Applicant special instructions

Please apply directly with a CV and cover letter to Edward Han (

EOE statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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