Positions Available

The lab is looking for highly motivated scientists with a desire to engage in multidisciplinary research at the interface of chemistry and biology.

Undergraduate Students

Contact carlsone@umn.edu with the following information:

1. A letter stating your goals and interests in the Carlson Laboratory, including when you would like to start and how long you would like to stay. Only those students available for at least one year need apply.

2. Academic transcript (unofficial accepted) including your major GPA overall GPA.

3. A description of what you plan to do following graduation (e.g., graduate school, medical school, etc.)

4. The name of the chemistry faculty member that knows you best.

Funding: No funding is provided during the academic year. Academic credits are calculated as: 4 hours in the laboratory = 1 credit. Undergraduates interested in working during the summer must apply for summer support.

Summer Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

1. University of Minnesota Chemistry REU program - LANDO.

2. NSF Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology REU and REV programs.

Graduate Students

Potential graduate students please visit the following websites: ChemistryMedicinal Chemistry, and Biochemistry. Molecular Biology and Biophysics. Current graduate students please contact Professor Carlson to set up a meeting.

Postdoctoral Associates

Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Carlson in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota.

Candidates must have completed their PhD training in chemistry, biochemistry or medicinal chemistry. Successful candidates will have demonstrated potential for independent research supported by a strong publication record, ambitious scientific goals, self-motivation, and the ability to work independently, as well as cooperatively with a team. Candidates should have strong expertise in synthetic chemistry, as well as proven ability to be successful in a highly multi-disciplinary environment. Successful applicants will be offered NIH guideline-based salary and benefits, along with the advantages of being a critical member of a high-quality research team in a collaborative research environment. Successful candidate(s) will be expected to lead innovative, cutting-edge research projects, which will provide the foundation for their future career goals.

Applicants should email their CV, personal research statement, and the contact information for three references (including their present and previous mentors) to:

Erin E. Carlson, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota
207 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Email: carlsone@umn.edu