Job Opportunities

Are you talented, creative, and highly motivated? The Smith Lab is currently looking for new talent. If you are passionate about scientific research, motivated, ambitious, and driven, we want you to join our team.


-Open Positions-

Lab Technicians

The Smith Lab is looking for potential technician candidates that will perform research procedures related to investigation such as rodent surgery, histology of brain and other tissues, rodent colony management, genotyping, RNA, and DNA extraction as directed by principal investigators or supervisors. Duties will be supervised. Experience with rat and mouse surgery, including vessel cannulation, craniotomy and implantation of brain electrodes,  and with brain immunohistochemistry is highly desirable. The candidate should also have strong communication and organizational skills, work ethic and the ability to work unsupervised and interact effectively with all lab members are other important characteristics. Interested individuals should send a CV and names for three references to nasmith2@cnmc.org.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Potential candidates must have a PhD in neuroscience or related fields. Prior experience performing electrophysiology, Ca2+ imaging, pharmacological manipulations, and behavioral analysis.The candidate should also have strong communication and organizational skills, work ethic and the ability to work unsupervised and interact effectively with all lab members are other important characteristics. Interested individuals should send a research statement, a CV, and names for three references to nasmith2@cnmc.org.

Graduate Students

The Smith Lab will be accepting rotation students from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science starting the fall of 2018. Interested individuals should send a CV and names for three references to nasmith2@cnmc.org.

Medical Students

Medical students interested in the lab should email nasmith2@cnmc.org to inquire about openings. Please include a CV and names for three references.

Undergraduate assistants

Undergraduate students interested in the lab should email nasmith2@cnmc.org to inquire about openings.

High School Students

High School Students interested in the lab for Summer Internships should email nasmith2@cnmc.org to inquire about openings.


Please send any inquires to nasmith2@cnmc.org or nathansmith67@gmail.com or fill out the form below for more information.