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The fellows will benefit from a dynamic and highly collaborative environment in the Center for Neuroscience as well as opportunities to interact with the extended scientific community at UC Davis, which ranks among the top 10 public research universities in the US. They will also enjoy the lifestyle of northern California. These are full-time positions, with salary commensurate to NIH scale and health benefits. Interested candidate postdocs should e-mail a CV and a brief cover letter with contact information for two references. UC Davis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



We are hiring!


Postdoctoral Fellow Position Available Immediately

An NIH-funded position available for a postdoctoral fellow to investigate neural circuits of reward and affective processing. The ideal candidate will have a strong background and interest  in cellular and/or circuits neurophysiology. Additional expertise in mesoscale imaging and/or transcriptomics highly desirable. Contact Dr. Fioravante directly for more information and to apply. 


Last updated: 01/24/2024

Full-time Laboratory Assistant II Position Available-

start date June 2024


A full-time position available for a lab assistant 2 to help with behavioral training and testing of mice, tissue processing and immunohistochemistry, fiber photometry, optogenetics, and confocal/epifluorescence imaging. The assistant will also maintain the lab’s mouse colony and perform PCR genotyping. Starting salary is $22. Working days/hours are M-F 9 am – 5 pm. Recent college graduates interest in gaining research experience prior to pursuing graduate studies are encouraged to apply. UC Davis is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply on Handshake, Job #8638060. Last updated: 01/31/2024





Part-time Data Analyst Position Available Immediately 

An NIH-funded part-time position available for a data analyst to assist in processing of electrophysiological and imaging data. A PhD and strong background in systems neuroscience are required. Remote and/or in-person work environment options available. Contact Dr. Fioravante directly for more information and to apply. 

Last updated: 01/24/2024



For undergraduate interns:

We are looking for sophomore/junior undergraduate students with strong interest in pursuing graduate studies in neurobiology. We offer extensive hands-on training on cutting-edge approaches and opportunities to develop skills necessary for success in graduate school applications, including opportunities to present at national meetings and publish.  Contact Dr. Fioravante directly with a brief statement of interest, CV and unofficial transcript to apply. 

Last updated: 10/10/2023


We are excited to announce a new initiative for Advancing Diversity in Neuroscience Research (ADNR). This initiative is fully funded by NINDS and provides funding for 10 diverse sophomores per year (for 5 years) to conduct faculty-mentored research (for a salary) for 2 quarters starting in winter quarter, 2020. After spring quarter, the students will be eligible to apply for the ADNR-Honors Research (ADNR-HR) Program, which provides support for 24-months. ADNR-HR will support 5 juniors and 5 seniors each year.

To qualify for either program, students must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis. The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.

  2. Individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.

  3. Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as:

    • Individuals who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds. These thresholds are based on family size, published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census; adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index; and adjusted by the Secretary for use in all health professions programs. The Secretary periodically publishes these income levels at

    • Individuals who come from an educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that has demonstrably and directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.

To learn more about the ADNR program, please contact Dr. Connie Champagne.

If you are interested in doing research in our lab under the auspices of the ADNR program, please send your cv/resume and a brief personal statement/cover letter to Dr. Fioravante.


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