We are always looking for motivated individuals to join our research team! Training in the Wickman lab has been an important step in the career development of academic scientists, industrial scientists, physicians, dentists, pharmacists, and epidemiologists. Position-specific qualifications and information are as follows:
Aspiring directed research and work-study students, or student volunteers, should be reliable, possess strong organizational and communication skills, and be willing to commit a minimum of 10-15 hours/week of effort to the lab. Interested applicants should submit a brief statement indicating past research experience (if applicable) and interests to Dr. Wickman, along with an estimate of ideal work commitment and any work-study documentation (if applicable). This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a research lab and contribute to ongoing biomedical research projects.
Graduate students in the University of Minnesota Graduate Programs in Pharmacology or Neuroscience, and medical students in the MD/PhD program, are eligible for thesis training in the Wickman lab. Acceptance into the lab is contingent on the successful completion of a 6-8 week lab rotation. Past graduate students in the Wickman lab have competed successfully for local and national research awards/fellowships, have completed their training in less than 5 years, and are currently using their scientific training in academia, industry, and government agencies. Students interested in a lab rotation should contact Dr. Wickman to arrange an initial meeting.
A PhD in the biological or physical sciences is required of those interested in a Postdoctoral/Research Associate position in the Wickman lab. We are especially interested in individuals with prior expertise in electrophysiology, intracranial viral or pharmacologic manipulations, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, or behavioral analysis. Hiring decisions for these positions are made based primarily upon past scientific productivity (publications), letters of recommendation, and an assessment of “fit” made during a formal interview process. Interested applicants should send a CV/resume and a brief statement of research experience and interests to Dr. Wickman.