New Postdoctoral Positions are Available in the Carelli Lab!


A postdoctoral position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Regina M. Carelli. NIH-supported research in the Carelli Laboratory focuses on understanding the neurobiological mechanisms underlying learning, decision making and addiction. Current techniques employed by the lab include electrophysiological (ensemble) recordings in awake, behaving rodents, electrochemical measurements of rapid dopamine release during behavior, optogenetics (alone, and in combination with electrophysiology) and calcium imaging in behaving rats.

The Carelli Lab also has a strong interest in translational research related to addiction, and studies are ongoing related to that objective. Specifically, we developed a rodent model of one type of non-invasive brain stimulation, transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) and studies are underway to examine how this approach may restore deficits in associative learning and drug seeking/taking behaviors that are a consequence of repeated cocaine use (read more about our research).

The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to ongoing experiments and pursue self-directed projects within the lab’s general area of investigation. Fellows are strongly encouraged to develop their own research direction and to write a postdoctoral NRSA or K-award. Applicants at no more than 1 year post-PhD are welcome to apply.

To apply, send your curriculum vitae, names of three references, and statement of research interests to Dr. Regina Carelli via email.

Accepting New Graduate Students in the Carelli Lab!


Dr. Carelli is currently recruiting graduate students to work in her laboratory. Information on applying to the Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience program in the Psychology and Neuroscience department can be found online.

Interested students can contact Dr. Carelli for more information.