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Postdoctoral Fellows

We are now accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellows for the fall 2019 and winter/spring of 2020. 

       Current graduate students with planned defense dates in fall of 2019 and spring of 2020 are encouraged to apply or contact us directly to discuss postdoctoral opportunities (please use the contact form at the bottom of the page or email spencers@umn.edu). Interested candidates please email a cover letter that briefly details career goals and prior research experience, along with your CV, and the names and emails of three references. 

The Spencer Lab at the University of Minnesota will provide a dynamic research environment with exceptional resources for training in neuroscience behavioral pharmacology. Together, we will design studies that allow you to incorporate your research expertise, and to acquire the tangible and intangible skills necessary for your desired career path.  


Graduate Students

There will be many opportunities for lab rotations and exciting dissertation projects! We are currently part of the Pharmacology graduate program, but will affiliate with Neuroscience graduate program in the near future.



Highly motivated undergraduate students from University of Minnesota or surrounding institutions that are interested in gaining lab experience and assisting with cutting-edge neuroscience projects can contact us using the form below. We will ask that you send your CV, a brief statement detailing prior research experience, your scientific or medical interests, and your weekly availability during the semester and/or summer sessions. 


meet ups!

If you would like to meet with Dr. Spencer in person, she will be attending the following conferences/meetings this year:

·     October 19-23, 2019 Society for Neuroscience Conference in Chicago, IL