October 31, 2007

HOW TO APPLY

HOW TO JOIN OUR TEAM

GRADUATE RESEARCHERS
You must apply for admission either through the Duke Chemistry Department or the Center for Biologically Inspired Materials and Materials Systems.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATES OR VISITING SCIENTISTS
Please contact our principal investigator directly.

UNDERGRADUATES
We welcome interested and motivated undergraduate researchers from Duke and other institutions, both during the academic year and over the summer. Advanced technical skills are not necessary, but all candidates must possess a strong interest in chemical research, a desire to tackle as-yet unsolved problems, and an uncompromised work ethic.

During the academic year, Duke undergraduates may participate for course credit through either Chem 81S (in semesters that it is offered) or Chem 393, 394, 493, and 494 (Independent Study). A minimum commitment of 10 hours/week for Chem 81S or 20 hours/week for Chem 393 and above is required.

Important: For anyone interested in either independent study or a research internship, the group has transitioned to using MUSER (https://muser.biology.duke.edu) for all undergraduate research opportunities. Look through the site for available positions (in this lab and elsewhere) and apply through MUSER as well.  We have become convinced that MUSER is the best way to ensure that opportunities and access are as broadly available as possible to our undergraduates.

If you are interested in a summer research position, Duke students must either take Chem191-194 for course credit or apply for fellowship support through the appropriate mechanisms (contact the principal investigator for details). Summer research positions entail a full–time (>40 hours/week) commitment to research for a minimum of 10 weeks.

Students from outside of Duke should apply for a spot in our department’s REU program, devoted to the Chemistry and Applications of Smart Molecules and Materials (CASMM). Information can be found at the CASMM website.

Contact the principal investigator for further information about any of these opportunities.