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Joining the Lab

I am looking for talented and driven scientists at all levels of experience to join the lab. Please see the research page for current projects (or suggest a topic of your own).

Lab Technician

Now seeking a lab technician! Description below:

The Goard lab is seeking a full-time Junior Specialist (Research Technician) interested in using cutting edge optical approaches to study spatial cognition. The position will focus on neurophysiology and the design/construction of optical devices in a supervised research project

Applicants must have completed or be currently enrolled in a BA/BS program in a related field. Engineering and coding experience preferred. UCSB is an AA/EOE, including disability/vets. For details and to apply, please visit

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduates with a strong background in engineering and/or programming (particularly Matlab) are encouraged to contact me about potential research opportunities.

Graduate Students

My lab is currently accepting graduate students through the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB), Psychological & Brain Sciences (P&BS), and Dynamical Neuroscience (DYNS) programs. I encourage you to contact me before submitting your application to help determine which program best fits your research background and interests. If you share the research interests of the lab, you will find it a great place to get training in cutting-edge neuroscience approaches as well as active mentorship for your science and career.

Postdoctoral Fellows

I am looking for driven postdocs to lead the way with bold new research projects. I am very committed to mentoring my postdocs and helping them succeed at the next level.

Requirements: PhD in neuroscience or related field. Some experience with physiology (2-photon imaging or electrophysiology) and basic coding proficiency in Matlab is highly desired, though not strictly necessary.

The lab is perched above the Pacific ocean in the Biological Sciences II building on the UCSB main campus. UC Santa Barbara has a thriving intellectual community with all types or research and funding opportunities, and it is hard to think of a more pleasant place to spend a few years. See Location for pictures and details.


Our lab is located on the beautiful UC Santa Barbara campus.