We are hiring!

We are always interested in hearing from creative and independent individuals who want to join our research team. The Hong lab takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of synapses and circuits. We welcome applicants from a variety of research backgrounds, including electrophysiology, imaging, molecular biology, genetics, systems biology, and engineering. Candidates should be highly motivated, able to think clearly, and have the ability to work collaboratively towards common goals. We are committed to creating a diverse and dynamic work environment. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.



Prospective students must be admitted into a Caltech graduate degree program. We accept students from any Caltech graduate program, including but not limited to Biology, Bioengineering, Computation and Neural Systems, and Neurobiology. More information on Caltech's graduate options can be found here. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the lab early in the process by sending a cover letter describing their scientific background and why they are interested in the lab.



We have openings for senior research staff with prior expertise in electrophysiology or next generation sequencing, as evidenced by a consistent record of publication. Prior management experience an asset. Interested candidates should send the lab a CV (including publications), contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing past research accomplishments and reasons for wanting to join the lab. 


Postdoctoral candidates should have, or be soon expecting, a Ph.D. in neuroscience, or a related discipline. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in electrophysiology, imaging, systems biology, or genome engineering. Candidates should send the lab a CV (including publications), contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing past research accomplishments, a brief proposal for future work, and why they are interested in joining the lab.



Students from all academic options are encouraged to apply. A minimum commitment of 12 hrs/week in the lab is expected; preference is given to students looking for a multi-term project . Projects are currently available in molecular development, extracellular electrophysiology, quantitative behavioral analysis, and computational modeling. Please send the lab a one-page letter stating why you are interested in joining the lab, and what you hope to gain from the experience.