Opportunities

Postdoctoral associates
We have 1 opening for a postdoctoral associate in experimental biophysics/biochemistry. Motivated and talented candidates with background in Cell biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics or Bioengineering are encouraged to apply. Prior experience in cytoskeleton dynamics and/or single molecule techniques will be beneficial but is not required. If you are interested in joining our interdisciplinary team, please send a cover letter describing your research interests and your CV to Shashank Shekhar.
Staff Scientist/ Technician /
Lab manager
We have an opening for a technician/lab manager/staff scientist with prior experience in protein purification and basic molecular biology techniques. The main function would be to purify commonly used lab proteins, ordering reagents and general lab management. Please email Shashank if interested.
Graduate
students
Prospective graduate students considering applying to grad school should contact Shashank Shekhar to discuss possibilities in our lab. Shashank is a member of the Physics as well as the Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology (BCDB) graduate programs, so we welcome students with training in physical or biological sciences.
Graduate students already enrolled at Laney Graduate School at Emory should contact Shashank to discuss rotation projects.
Undergraduate
researchers
Undergraduate positions are dependent upon your proven track record, reliability, your weekly availability and that a PhD student or postdoc in the lab is available and willing to mentor you.
Mentoring takes a substantial commitment of time and energy from the graduate student or postdoc mentor, as well as the PI. This partnership is successful ONLY when the mentee is committed to and passionate about the research they are contributing to, and putting substantial effort and energy into it. So, we request that applicants please seriously consider their personal goals and motivations before applying.
Please contact Prof. Shashank Shekhar if you are interested in contributing to our research, and meet these requirements: 
  • Strong academic standing in a science major
  • Ample time in weekly schedule to work a minimum of 12-16 hr/week and 3 days/week
  • Availability to work at least one summer (i.e., between years 2-3 or 3-4) for paid and/or volunteer work
  • Very reliable and show a commitment to their work
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

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