We're always happy to hear from enthusiastic and motivated scientists who may want to collaborate with us. There are various avenues to join our group, depending on your career stage:
Postdoctoral fellows: We do not have funding to hire any new postdocs at this time. Candidates who have their own funding are of course welcome to contact us to discuss opportunities for collaboration. Another possibility is the YIBS program at Yale, which provides funding for highly accomplished postdocs in environmental sciences for up to two years. Interested prospective candidates are encouraged to email Alvaro.
Graduate students: We are open to the possibility of having new graduate students joining the lab in the fall of 2019. Our group's goal is to develop predictive quantitative models of microbial community assembly. For that purpose, we are rapidly accumulating quantitative data and more experiments are underway. Therefore, we are particularly interested in hearing from prospective students who want to work on the mathematical or computational modeling of microbial communities. A strong mathematical/quantitative background would be required, as reflected by an undergraduate major or a Master's degree in any of the quantitative sciences (e.g. Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, EEB, Computational Biology) and/or appropriate coursework in Mathematics (e.g. Calculus, Algebra, Probability & Statistics) and, ideally, in Physics too. Students would have to apply (and be accepted) to the EEB graduate program at Yale in order to join our group. Interested students are strongly encouraged to contact Alvaro before applying to discuss their interest in our group. We have a friendly, supportive, and very productive research group. We have a lot of fun working together (and we get things done!). The EEB department is a great place to do a PhD, and living in New Haven is an absolute plus.
Undergraduate students: We have multiple openings for Yale College undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a research project with us and work towards a senior thesis. A minimal commitment of 10hrs/week would be necessary
Summer students and volunteers: Everyone in our lab either receives a salary, or is a student currently enrolled at Yale College and doing research for credit or as a learning opportunity. It is our lab’s policy to not accept unpaid or volunteer workers or interns. We are also very unlikely to consider summer students into our lab.