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Join Us

We welcome correspondence from motivated individuals interested in doing a postdoc in Shrestha Lab. Please email Prerana directly.

Interested Stony Brook Ph.D. students are encouraged to contact Prerana directly to carry out a rotation. For applying to PhD program within Department of Neurobiology and behavior, please follow instructions here:

Interested Stony Brook undergraduate students and Summer students are encouraged to contact Prerana directly.  

Join the Team!

We have job openings for 2 postdoctoral researchers with experience in vivo physiology (fiber photometry) and/or molecular neurobiology (gene expression-based approaches).


We are on a mission to understand the circuit-defined molecular mechanisms that underlie complex emotional behaviors in health and disease.

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available immediately (start date is flexible) in the laboratory of Dr. Prerana Shrestha within the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior at Stony Brook University. Research in the Shrestha laboratory focuses on understanding the translational control of memory processes using advanced molecular and behavioral techniques. To achieve this goal, we are seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to join us as a Postdoctoral Associate where you will work on understanding spatiotemporally resolved protein synthesis regulation underlying the consolidation of emotional memories.

The Postdoctoral Associate will work directly as a key member of the research team while receiving mentorship from Dr. Shrestha, the Shrestha lab as well as resources provided by the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior. The Postdoctoral Associate will use molecular biology, mouse behavior, stereotactic surgery, viral and transgenic technologies, gene expression analyses, in vivo chemogenetic and optical neurotechnology, and confocal microscopy. To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have strong verbal and written communication, organizational and analytical skills and an ability to attain a high degree of independence in a new and dynamic research environment.

Postdoctoral Associate
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