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Open Positions

The Cell Biomechanics Lab welcomes applications for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral researchers to join our team. Our research approach is multidisciplinary and innovative and so we encourage individuals from different backgrounds to apply (engineering, medicine, cell biology, chemistry, and physics).

Post-doctoral research

I welcome anyone who is interested in a post-doctoral research position to contact me about open positions. To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and publications (journal or conference; published or in preparation; preferred electronic format: pdf). In your cover letter, please indicate your research and career interests and the relevance of your academic/research experience to our lab's mission. We encourage applicants who have their own funding or who are interested in applying for outside support to contact me. In addition, Dr. Sniadecki is a member of the Sackler Program, which awards post-doctoral fellowships in Biophysics.

Graduate research

I am looking for students seeking Ph.D. degrees. Applicants with top credentials and/or research experience in engineering, nanotechnology, biophysics, and/or biology are encouraged to apply. Please include a cover letter, resume, and one or two sample project reports for my review. In your cover letter or email, please summarize your past academic and/or research background and how you would be a positive addition to the Cell Biomechanics Lab. Research positions are available when new grants are awarded to the lab, but we certainly have room in the lab for students who have their own funding or who are interesting in applying for outside support. I also encourage students from underrepresented groups in science and engineering to contact me a few months before the graduate school deadline so that we can apply for fellowships or additional funding together. Also, in your application to UW's graduate school, be sure to include my name in your statement of purpose as a professor whose work interests you.

Undergraduate research

Scientific research for an undergraduate student is an active learning experience that ties basic concepts to real problems and is useful for future careers in innovation. To set up an undergraduate research experience, please send me an email with a brief description of yourself and your unoffical transcripts. It would help if you state in your email your motivation for research experience and why you would like to work in this lab. We welcome inquires from students enrolled in all UW departments and schools and especially encourage students from underrepresented groups in science and engineering to apply. Since we will commit our time to train you in our protocols, we expect 6-12 hours of commitment to the lab per week for at least 2 quarters. Students can also do research for credit by enrolling in ME498 'Special Projects' with permission from Prof. Sniadecki. [link]

Please send inquiries to:

Nathan J. Sniadecki, Ph.D.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Box 352600
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

nsniadec@uw.edu
Tel: 206.685.6951