08/2017

One funded POSTDOC position is currently available in the lab to develop CRISPR/Cas9-mediated knock-in approaches to tag clock neurons in vivo and define the clock circuitry that controls seasonal behavior in monarch butterflies. Please, see below for applying.

Sorry, there are currently no available Research Assistant positions in the lab.

POST-DOCS

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Students enrolled in the graduate program of Biology, Genetics and Neuroscience and looking for a lab to do impactful research and being trained should contact us at cmerlin@bio.tamu.edu. 

 

Prospective students looking for a position in the Merlin lab and not enrolled in any of the graduate programs mentioned above, should visit the websites of the Biology Graduate Program (here), the Genetics Graduate Program (here), or the Neuroscience Graduate Program (here) as they will need to apply to one of them.

If you have a strong interest in joining us and the drive to become an independent investigator in the future, please send a cover letter including your career goals, how your training in the lab would allow you to achieve them, what you would bring to the lab, a CV, and the name, email and phone numbers of three references to cmerlin@bio.tamu.edu. 

The lab is strongly committed to provide high quality training and opportunities for career development to each member of the team. All lab members are expected to have a strong work ethic and be respectful and supportive of other lab members.

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RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Undergraduate students in Sophomore and Junior years interested in joining the lab to gain research experience should contact us at cmerlin@bio.tamu.edu. Please send a CV, coursework plan, and what you expect to gain from this experience. Students should have a solid background in biological sciences and chemistry and a GPA above 3.4 and are expected to make at least a 1-year commitment and work 15hr per week in the lab including evenings and weekends as needed. Students will first learn monarch husbandry techniques and advance to molecular biology and/or behavior to study the role of the circadian clock in the seasonal migration of monarch butterflies. The projects will be tailored whenever possible to the interest of the students. Students receive course credit for their participation (BIOL 291, BIOL 491). 

The lab is full for the fall 2017 and we will not be taking undergraduate students until the spring 2018. 

 

The lab is strongly committed to provide high quality training and opportunities for career development to each member of the team. All lab members are expected to have a strong work ethic and be respectful and supportive of other lab members.

Join the lab

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