Postbaccalaureate fellowship at New England Biolabs

The RNA Biology Division of New England Biolabs (NEB) invites applications for the position of postbaccalaureate fellow. NEB will provide recent college graduates who are planning to attend graduate or professional schools an opportunity to spend one year at NEB performing full-time research. The goal of this program is to engage undergraduates to consider basic and applied science related careers and providing them the opportunities for competitive science related education and careers.

The fellow will work with NEB scientists, and projects will be a part of a research program on different aspects of RNA biology. Research will be undertaken in a highly collaborative and academic environment and will offer motivated and talented students an opportunity to confirm their interest in basic and applied research.

Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of scientific activities:

  • Group meetings to discuss research
  • Research seminars, science talks
  • Receive exposure to the upcoming trends in science and technology

Primary responsibilities:

  • Conduct hypothesis-driven scientific research in a laboratory setting
  • Execute a variety of molecular biology techniques including: PCR, in vitro RNA synthesis, gel electrophoresis
  • Maintain detailed records of research activities
  • Summarize and communicate research results in a group setting

Required qualifications:

Candidates must have been granted a Bachelor degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale no more than 3 years before the date of application to the NEB Postbaccalaureate program

In addition, candidates must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have been accepted into graduate/professional school and delayed entrance for up to one year to pursue research
  • Have completed or are pursuing their master’s degree and are applying to doctoral or professional programs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior research experience in a lab setting (as part of a course or research program)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and an aptitude for learning

Application Procedure:

The application package must contain: 

  • A cover letter (limit to 300-500 words) describing your short-term and long-term career goals highlighting prior research experience relevant to the program.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A list of coursework and grades.
  • The names and contact information for three references (preference should be given to those who can comment on specific research experience or lab-related courses).

Apply here.

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