Join the Steinmetz Lab

The Steinmetz Lab is hiring!

We are looking for curious, motivated, and talented individuals who are interested in joining a new lab focused on employing cutting-edge electrophysiological, imaging, and behavioral techniques to answer questions about the neural basis of cognition and behavior.

We are committed to making neuroscience a more open and inclusive field, so we encourage applications from individuals with non-traditional backgrounds or from underrepresented groups. Read our statement on diversity in science here

Post-doctoral scientists

If you like asking hard questions, making things work, and pursuing creative ideas with state-of-the-art tools then this lab may be for you. Prior experience with neurophysiology and advanced data analysis are desirable. Informal inquiries welcome to nick.steinmetz@gmail.com.


A position specifically for a computationally-focused post-doc on the "Neuropixels Ultra" project is available - read more here.

Research technician / laboratory manager

We are looking for a bright, conscientious individual to work as a technician and laboratory manager. Responsibilities will include mouse handling and training, colony management, histological preparations, viral injections, and other laboratory tasks. Ability to build and troubleshoot hardware and software systems is highly desirable. There will be opportunities to use or develop skills in advanced experimental procedures such as brain clearing, electrophysiology, and/or imaging as well as in data science and analysis, according to ability and interest. We would ideally like someone able to make a two year commitment and able to start in late 2020. Please apply here if you're just getting started in this field, or here if you have more experience and skills, as described in the post.

Graduate students

Students interested in joining the lab for a Ph.D. should apply to a UW graduate program such as the Program in Neurosciences. Students from many programs are eligible to join the lab; please inquire for more details.