Department of Neurobiology


Our lab is interested in recruiting scientists at all levels. We are using broad molecular and cellular approaches towards understanding mechanisms of neuronal communication. We are interested in researchers with backgrounds in all biological disciplines, including cellular/molecular biology, neuroscience, imaging, genetics, biochemistry, systems biology, behavior, and biophysics. Biases in educational and hiring practices often lead to disadvantages for specific communities — including black, indigenous and people of color, women, immigrants, people from working class backgrounds, and LGBTQI+ people. We believe that these communities must be strong in science and that academia must be rooted in them, and we work hard to counteract these biases. We strongly encourage people with these identities or members of other underrepresented communities to apply.

Applicants should email a cover letter, CV, and names/contact information for three references to Pascal Kaeser.

Graduate Students:
Our direct affiliation is with the Harvard Program in Neuroscience (PIN), the Harvard Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS), and the Harvard MD/PhD program. Our lab can accept students from any Harvard University graduate program including BBS, PIN, Systems Biology, Biophysics or MCB through the Harvard Integrated Life Science program. Students interested in a lab rotation should send an email to Pascal Kaeser.

Students at Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, and other undergraduate institutions are welcome to apply to the Kaeser lab to gain research experience and to perform senior theses. Students are encouraged to apply early in their college careers. Interested undergrads should email Pascal Kaeser.