Join the Lab

We are always interested in recruiting bright, talented, and curious researchers. Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows excited by our research should directly contact Jeff with the information listed below:

Postdoctoral Applicants

ArtNote: We are not currently accepting applications from Postdoctoral Fellows.

Please submit a CV, description of past and future research interests, and the names and contact information for at least three references. In your research statement, describe why you are excited about our research, and describe the biological questions you would like to pursue in our lab. Postdocs are expected to apply for external funding.

Graduate Applicants

Note: We do not currently have openings for graduate students applying for the Fall of 2024.

If you are interested in being sponsored for a graduate position, please email Jeff. In your email, please state in a short personal statement what your overall research interests are, your short and long-terms career and/or developmental goals, and why you are specifically interested in joining our lab. If our interests are aligned and this seems like a potentially good fit, you will be contacted to set up either a remote or in-person meeting. 

The Lewis Lab is affiliated with the University of Arkansas Department of Biological Sciences  and the interdisciplinary Cell and Molecular Biology (CEMB) Graduate Program. Graduate students in the Lewis lab are generally supported by a mixture of teaching and research assistantships. Exceptional students may be competitive for additional funding opportunities that will supplement the standard graduate stipend (currently ~$22,000 per year). Both Biological Sciences and CEMB are actively recruiting Distinguished Doctoral Fellows (DDF) and Doctoral Academy Fellows (DAF). DAFs receive an additional $12,000 per year, and DDFs receive an additional $22,000 year. Additional information can be found here.

Undergraduate Applicants

Note: We will have openings for undergraduate researchers in the Spring of 2023 or Fall of 2024.

We encourage undergraduates to participate in our research program, even freshmen and sophomores early in their undergraduate careers. 

Please email Jeff if interested. In your email, please describe in ~1-2 paragraphs your academic and/or research interests, and why you are specifically interested in joining our lab. If our lab seems like a potentially good fit, we can meet to discuss.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Lewis lab is committed to maintaining a diverse, open, and inclusive environment. Our lab is a place where everyone should feel safe and respected, regardless of age, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, or socioeconomic status. We encourage applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups.