Want to Join the Laboratory for Molecular Science?
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We are always interested in the possibility of having new people join our lab. But, the requirements are strict. To work effectively in our lab you must be very smart, very motivated and very skilled. You must also be a risk taker in the following sense. Molecular Science is a new emerging interdisciplinary field. We are just beginning. Read the molecular science manifesto - can you "take the tools and build something great"? You well have only your brains and skills and the help of the other people in the lab to accomplish this. There are no guarantees of success.
Research Assistants: The ideal candidate has an undergraduate degree from a first-rate university and considerable mathematical background. A major in mathematics, theoretical computer science or physics is good. Experience in molecular biology, biotech and/or chemistry is desirable. You must have taken the GRE and have a combined Quantitative-Analytic score of over 1500 (being able to speak and write is a desirable bonus). If you are still interested, please email the labs chief scientist Dr. Nickolas Chelyapov. Include your resume (indicating your GRE scores; university major, grades and courses; the names of people from whom letters might be sought) and a statement of purpose.
Post-docs: The ideal candidate has a graduate degree from a first-rate university and considerable mathematical and experimental background. A degree in mathematics, theoretical computer science, physics, chemistry or molecular biology is desirable. If you are still interested, please email the labs chief scientist Dr. Nickolas Chelyapov. Include a resume.
Young People: I am often asked what you should study to prepare for a career in the kind of research we do at the lab. I think that the best thing is to prepare yourself to be a scientist in the most general sense (the sense in which Galileo and Gauss were scientists - before we all became so specialized). Learn Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. As much as you can of each. If after your education, you have learned how to do a PCR reaction in a molecular biology lab, how to prove Gödel incompleteness in a mathematics class, what Schrödingers cat has to do with quantum physics, and what a Lewis acid is; then you are ready.