Open Positions

Research assistant

The Saunders lab is seeking a research assistant to start summer 2022! The position is open to both B.S. and M.S. level applicants. Applicants should have at least some wet lab experience in a biology research laboratory, but extensive hands on training will also be provided. Experience in molecular biology, genetics, or microbiology is preferred, but not required.

Responsibilities will include routine lab support jobs, such as cloning pre-designed plasmids, electrocompetent cell prep, and media / plate prep. However, the research assistant will also have ample opportunity to run experiments with Biosafety Level 1 & 2 bacteria, and develop independent projects that advance the lab's research interests. This position would be well suited to applicants looking to gain laboratory skills and experience before applying to graduate school or industry positions.

Unfortunately, this position is not open to international applicants, unless they hold a US visa (e.g. student visa that can be extended with OPT).

To inquire about the position, email Scott your CV, a few sentences about why you are interested in joining the lab, and a sentence about your career goals. A formal job posting will be available through UTSW shortly.

Postdocs, Grad students & Interns

The Saunders lab is always open to hearing from excellent candidates at all levels! Note that potential graduate students would be co-mentored by Scott and another faculty member. Part time undergraduate or graduate internships are possible.

To inquire about these positions, email Scott your CV, a few sentences about why you are interested in joining the lab, and a sentence about your career goals.