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The Kangas Lab is always looking for creative and motivated scientists to join the team. Given our highly interdisciplinary research across levels of analysis (from brain to behavior) and across species (from mouse to monkey), we are open to a variety of backgrounds and repertoires.

We expressly prioritize applicants with a commitment to innovative study of complex behavioral processes to inform biomedical science and advance treatment strategies for pressing public health concerns. If this sounds exciting and you think you have something unique to contribute, we encourage you to apply!

Undergraduate Students

Harvard College students interested in conducting a senior honors thesis in the Behavioral Biology Program should contact Dr. Kangas to discuss research possibilities, timeline, and availability. Preference will be given to students that have successfully completed Behavioral Pharmacology (BCMP-213).

Postbaccalaureate Research Assistants

We are actively recruiting research technicians to assist our various pursuits, including behavioral and neurophysiological assessments related to 1) medications development for psychiatric illness, 2) drug abuse, 3) NASA-related spaceflight stressors, and 4) Department of Defense-related chemical weapons. At the time of hire, applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in behavioral, neural, or pharmacological science. Previous experience working with laboratory animals is preferred but not required. Email your CV and a 1-page statement of research interests to Dr. Kangas.

Graduate Students

Harvard University PhD students interested in completing a rotation in the Behavioral Biology Program should contact Dr. Kangas to discuss research possibilities, timeline, and availability. Preference will be given to students that have successfully completed Behavioral Pharmacology (HMS-719).

Postdoctoral Fellows

Although we are not actively recruiting postdoctoral fellows, we are always looking for talent to complement our current team. Applicants with expertise in the experimental analysis of behavior, quantitative methods, and/or in vivo pharmacology, should email Dr. Kangas 1) a cover letter that describes what you want to learn and the expertise you can bring to the lab, 2) your CV, 3) a 1-page statement of research interests, and 4) a writing sample.

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