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.
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 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.
**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.
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.