Starr-Luxton lab: entry-level position

Dan Starr and Gant Luxton are hiring! Starr and Luxton run a joint lab funded by an Allen Distinguished Investigator Award.

Research aspects of this job will be using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to engineer mammalian tissue culture lines to test how LINC complexes and the cytoskeleton interact to regulate the biomechanics of the cell. Cell culture transfection, immunostaining, genome editing, live microscopy, and biophysical assays will be the primary approaches. 

Grad application mentorship program for students not in PREP

The Cientifico Latino Graduate School Mentorship Program (GSMI) provides one-on-one guided mentorship for STEM doctoral program applicants. Professionals across several STEM disciplines volunteer with Cientifico Latino to review graduate school applications and do mock interviews for those who are applying to graduate school this Fall 2021. Last year, 80% of GSMI applicants received acceptances into STEM graduate school programs!

For more information or to apply, see

Entry-level research positions at UC Davis

Mid June update: more positions posted, some in phenomenal labs, some with impending deadlines. Look in all colleges, not just in Biological Sciences.

Campuses in the University of California system use the title "Junior Specialist" to hire recent bachelor's graduates as researchers for a position of up to two years. Annually, these positions turn over as current junior specialists enter graduate or professional school programs. 

Yet another new PREP site + one still accepting apps

From the PREP at Purdue:

"We are busy preparing to launch out first year at the Purdue PREP for Translational Biomedical Sciences.  We have been fortunate to have received additional internal funding to expand the number of participants we can accept."

Send questions or your application to

Also,,,Discovery PREP at The Ohio State University still is reviewing applications. But hurry!

Good luck!