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Undergraduate Researcher

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Are you a first-year or sophomore undergraduate psychology & neuroscience or biology student interested in gaining research experience in a neurobiology/behavioral neuroscience lab? Dr. Joyce Besheer’s lab at the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies in the UNC School of Medicine is currently focused on examining the neurobiology underlying the impact of stress-related systems on sensitivity to alcohol, alcohol reinforcement/drinking, and learning. Depending on the project, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to participate in various aspects of the research process, including animal handling, behavioral testing, manipulation or recording of neural circuits, protein staining and quantification, data analysis, as well as interpretation and presentation of results. Students should be available for a minimum of 10 h/week (M-F; between 8 am and 5 pm) and must have at least 2 h time blocks at the same time each day. We are looking for a student who would be able start at the beginning of the Spring semester. Students who excel in the lab may be able to work in the lab for course credit or additional experience the following semester. If interested, contact Dr. Brooke Bender at; include a resume, short statement describing your research interests/experience, and include your 2-h block availability for the Spring semester. Application deadline: Thursday, November 9, 2023.

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Joyce Besheer
Research Supervisor
Dr. Brooke Bender
Type of Position
Application Deadline