Undergraduate Positions

Unpaid Positions

The KM lab welcomes undergraduate research volunteers.

The deadline to apply for the Spring 2021 semester has passed.

The deadline to apply for Summer 2022 is April 10th.

You can get more information, and apply here:

Paid Positions

For UMN undergraduates, we have at times part time positions available to help with colony management or peri-op monitoring. This work requires reliability and an unwavering attention to detail. This work generally entails approximately 4-10hrs of work per week, and are looking for a two semester minimum commitment.

**We are not currently looking to fill this position. To note future interest, complete the same form as for volunteer work, but indicate a particular interest in paid mouse colony management work.

The KM Lab also has the potential for paid positions helping with calcium imaging or tissue processing. To apply for either of these, complete the same form as for volunteer work, but indicate a particular interest in paid calcium imaging or paid tissue processing work. Training will be provided, but the work requires attention to detail and certain time commitments.

Lab Meetings & Journal Clubs

Undergraduates, including those not formally part of the KM Lab, are welcome to attend KMLab meetings and journal clubs, to get to know the lab and neuroscience research better.

Email to obtain more information.


Finished or finishing undergrad but not yet quite ready to enter grad school? Consider doing a two year postbac!

The KMLab will be participating in UMN's MINDS program for URMs.

Learn more:

Contact Esther at if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity in the KM lab.

Not a URM? Contact Esther about possibly doing a joint postbac/Researcher 1 position.

Lab manager and technician

The KMLab is hiring at the Researcher 1 level.

Learn more and apply through the UMN HR system:


1. Click on the link below.

2. Sign In to access your account or if you are not an existing user select the New User link to create one.

3. Review the job description and select the Apply button to begin your application.

If you are a current employee at UMN, use the following link instead:

Graduate Students

Students interested in pursuing a PhD in the KM Lab should apply to one of UMN's excellent graduate programs. More information on a subset can be found here:

Students already members of a graduate program at UMN should contact Esther directly if interested in rotating in the lab. Email:


Anyone interested in continuing their training through a postdoctoral position in the Krook-Magnuson lab should contact Esther directly. Email: