Opportunities for joining the lab
This just in! The lab has multiple openings available for postdocs (and graduate students) to work on projects related to functional & evolutionary genomics of plant specialized metabolism as well as genomics & eco-evolutionary dynamics of toxic algal blooms. Please contact Jen if interested in joining the lab!
Dr. Wisecaver is committed to increasing STEM participation across all measures of diversity, fostering an encouraging and collaborative lab environment, and acting as a mentor and facilitator to enable the career success of all lab members.
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 via email. Please include a statement of research interests and a CV including the contact details of at least two evaluators. A track record of quality publications, excellent communication skills, and enthusiasm for basic research is expected.
sources of funding for postdocs
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
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