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Joining the Whitehead Lab

We are seeking exceptionally enthusiastic, creative,  and  driven  researchers  with  a  passion  for good science and a desire to apply their unique talents to high-impact work. Since our research spans multiple disciplines, working with us will develop your skills in a variety of areas, including  chemical synthesis, nanomaterial characterization, molecular biology, and preclinical testing.

Graduate students

Ph.D. students **must first be accepted into the Department of Chemical Engineering** at Carnegie Mellon University. Upon matriculation, first year Ph.D. students submit advisor choices mid-fall and will typically be assigned by the Department Head into a research group by Thanksgiving. Please see the ChE website for application information.


At this time, we are not accepting Ph.D. students from any other program (e.g. Biomedical Engineering) or M.S. students from any department, including Chemical Engineering.



Undergraduate students

**We are not currently accepting new undergrad researchers due to COVID-19 laboratory restrictions.**

Undergraduates must be willing to commit 12-15 hours per week to research during the semester. Please email Prof. Whitehead if you are interested in conducting research, keeping in mind that we have open positions only from time to time.



Postdoctoral candidates

with excellent credentials and relevant research experience are encouraged to email their CV and a short description of previous work to Professor Whitehead. Although postdoc positions are not always available, flexibility may be afforded to candidates with external funding sources.