Join Us!

The May Lab conducts interdisciplinary research at the interface of molecular biology/biophysics, engineering, physics, chemistry, nanoscience and computer science. We are looking for talented and motivated individuals at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels to join us. Please see appropriate section below.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Professor May currently has openings for postdoctoral researchers. Applicants with a Ph.D. from a variety of disciplines including the biological sciences, physical sciences and engineering will be considered. Applicants trained in areas of theoretical chemistry/physics and/or those with experience in computer simulations applied to biological systems are highly encouraged to apply. The main requirement is having a recored of success at the graduate level, and being highly motivated and enthusiastic about science. Applicants are encouraged to apply for independent funding through the NSF, NIH or other agencies, although obtaining funding is not a requirement.

Qualified applicants should email Prof. May with:

  1. A CV
  2. Brief statement detailing your research background and interests, and why you are interested in joining the May lab.

Additionally, please arrange to have 3 (or more) reference letters sent to Prof. May by email.

Graduate Students

Graduate students can join the May lab by applying to the Molecular & Cell Biology or Biomedical Engineering graduate programs. Students already accepted into these programs can directly contact Prof. May. Students in other related graduate programs at UConn (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering etc) who are interested in joining the May lab, should still contact Prof. May, so we can explore possibilities for collaboration and/or co-advisement.

Undergraduate Students

We welcome undergraduates to be a part of our research team. Students in computer science or students with strong programming backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. In general, students pursuing science (MCB, PNB, Chemistry, Physics, etc) or engineering (CSE, CBE, BME, etc) degrees are welcome to contact Prof. May to discuss possible research opportunities (please include a brief resume and/or unofficial transcript). Students should also contact the Office of Undergraduate Research for research resources and funding opportunities.