Join My Lab!

I will be starting the Khadempour Lab at Rutgers-Newark in January 2021 and I'm looking for folks to join me. Our lab will be positioned at the interface of insect-microbial symbiosis and microbial ecology.

I'm looking for a postdoc to start Jan 2021 or soon thereafter, graduate students to start Fall 2021, and undergrads to start anytime in between.


If you have navigated here because of seeing an informal posting on twitter, please note that I was inundated with replies and am no longer accepting informal inquiries or applications at this time. Please stay tuned for an official job posting soon.

Grad Students

I am looking for one or two PhD students to start in Fall 2021. These positions will be through the Rutgers Biology program and will be funded through a TAship. However, I will be applying to grants that will hopefully reduce grad student TA loads. If you want to start in the Fall of 2021, you need to apply by December 15, 2020. So send me an email and we can get the ball rolling. Send me your CV, let me know about your research experience, and let me know why you're interested in joining this lab. If you would like guidance on what to include or not include in your contact email to me or other prospective advisors, check out this site.

For more information, check out the program website, but be warned that it may be somewhat out of date.


I will be adding more details about undergrad recruitment closer to when I actually establish my lab. But if you are an undergraduate student at RU-N or NJIT and you’re really interested in talking about research opportunities in my lab, feel free to get in touch by sending me an email. All undergrads who work in the Khadempour lab will either have paid positions or will receive class credit. I don't believe in unpaid internships.