Opportunities for joining the lab
Undergraduates excited about research in the areas of evolutionary biology, genomics, or bioinformatics are encouraged to apply for a position in the lab. A commitment of 10 hours per week during Fall or Spring terms (for course credit) and full-time during summers (for pay), is expected. Undergraduates are also strongly encouraged to apply for research fellowship programs when applicable (see list of funding opportunities below). Students interested in joining the lab should email Jen with a brief statement about why they want to join the lab, a CV or resume, and the contact information for two course instructors / evaluators.
Fellowships and Research programs for undergraduates
- Martin Agricultural Research Fund Scholarship
- NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Program
- Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute (MASI)
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
Students interested in conducting graduate work in the lab are encouraged to apply either to the Biochemistry Graduate Program or the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Program (PULSe) in either the Integrative Plant Sciences or Computational and Systems Biology PULSe training groups. Candidates should also email Jen with a detailed statement about why they want to join the lab and their research interests, a CV, and the contact details of three evaluators. Funding is available in the form of research and teaching assistantships. However, all graduate students will be strongly encouraged to gain critical academic experience by applying for their own additional sources of funding including travel awards to attend academic meetings.
Sources of funding for graduates
- National Science Foundation GRFP
- National Institutes of Health (Ruth L. Kirschstein ‘F31’ Awards)
- National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)
- American Association of University Women (for women)
- Hertz Foundation
- Ford Foundation
- DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics
Talented and motivated postdoctoral candidates with relevant experience in evolutionary biology, molecular biology, computational biology, genomics, bioinformatics and related fields interested in joining the lab should contact Jen in an email that explicitly states why they are interested in joining the lab. Please include a statement of research interests, PDFs published papers, and a CV including the contact details of three evaluators. A track record of quality publications, excellent communication skills, and enthusiasm for basic research is expected.
sources of funding for postdocs