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Interested in joining our lab?

UNDERGRADUATES who are interested in receiving course credit or working in the lab during the summer should email Dr. McVey well in advance of the semester/summer when they would like to do research.

PROSPECTIVE GRADUATE STUDENTS are encouraged to apply to the Tufts Biology Department Ph.D. program. Information about how to apply and financial aid is available at the department website.

Dr. McVey is also a member of the Genetics Program at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. Students in the Genetics program can do rotation projects and join the lab if space is available.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS are available through the Training in Education and Critical Research Skills (TEACRS) Program at Tufts University. This NIH-funded program prepares talented postdoctoral trainees to succeed in academic biomedical research. Trainees spend about 75% of their time conducting research and 25% of their time in teaching and career development activities. Training is supplemented by workshops and seminars on teaching methods, career opportunities in academia, and essential skills such as grant writing, mentoring, lab management and scientific presentations. TEACRS fellows receive up to four years of salary support and a yearly travel allowance. They complete our program ready to manage a successful research program, teach, and meet the demands of a career as an academic scientist.

The application deadline for positions for the fall of 2017 is March 1, 2017. Later applications will be considered if positions are available. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with less than three years of postdoctoral training at the time of their appointment to the program. Commitment to the goals of the program, strong academic and research credentials and prior experience with teaching will be criteria used in the selection process. Mentors must be members of the Tufts faculty who can supervise the trainee in a biomedically related research project. For additional information on the TEACRS program and application procedures, please contact either of the Program Directors, Claire Moore or Mitch McVey.