The Goode Lab at Brandeis University
Postdoctoral Research Opportunities
Brandeis University, located 9 miles outside of Boston with easy commuting options, straddles the best of the research tradition of a large university within the teaching environment of a small liberal arts college. The result is a unique, highly interactive life science research community spanning Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Neuroscience. Collaborations are enhanced by cross-disciplinary programs for students and postdocs, including the Brandeis Quantitative Biology Program and the Brandeis Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC).
In the Goode lab, the goal of our research is to define the molecular and cellular basis of actin cytoskeleton remodeling and microtubule-actin coordination. We use powerful in vitro reconstitution and single molecule imaging approaches combined with in vivo systems ranging from budding yeast to breast cancer cells and mammalian neurons. Our lab places a strong emphasis on mentorship, teamwork, and collaboration, and is very committed to training young research scientists and educators, and preparing them for diverse career paths. To date, the lab has trained 21 postdocs, 19 Ph.D. students, and 4 M.S. students, all of whom have gone on to successful careers in industry, academic research, teaching, science writing, and government-sponsored research.
We are currently accepting applications for postdoctoral fellows. Candidates (domestic or international) must have earned a Ph.D. by the time they start a position in our lab. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: biochemical analyses of cytoskeleton proteins, yeast genetics and cell biology, electron microscopy, and live imaging (in any system). To be considered, please submit CV and contact information for at least three professional references as a single PDF file, to email@example.com.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
We are very proud of our undergraduate researchers and the passion they exhibit in their benchwork!
Undergraduates start in our lab as media technicians (paid hourly) with the potential to transition into a research position (volunteer, unpaid). Research positions are not guaranteed and are dependent on whether you have proven that you are reliable and pay attention to detail, and that a PhD student or postdoc in the lab is available and willing to mentor you.
It is important for undergraduate researchers to realize that mentoring you 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 ask that undergraduate applicants please seriously consider their personal goals and motivations before applying.
Please contact Prof. Goode (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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