Here are some guidelines to those doing research in the Temenoff Lab:
GRADUATE STUDENTS & POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS
We are actively seeking graduate students and post-docs in the following areas:
- Development of biomaterials for controlled release of biomolecules for muscle healing in severe rotator cuff tear.
- Assessing effects of polymeric biomaterials on improving potency and transport of mesenchymal stromal cells for cell therapies.
- Highly motivated, curious, and independent individuals will be recruited. You must be persevering, tenacious, resourceful, responsible, attentive to detail, and responsive to guidance. You will not be told exactly what to do on a day to day basis, but you are expected to follow advice that is given and maintain a reasonable rate of progress. You are not expected to know anything coming in to the lab, but you are expected to learn what you need to know.
- Freshmen and sophomores preferred, juniors considered. Seniors need to do some serious convincing that senior projects, grad/med school applications, job searches, and senioritis will not be impediments to research progress.
- Research is not like a class; it usually takes a semester to get oriented to the ways of the lab, and acquires basic knowledge and skills to finish a project. Therefore: a minimum of 2 semesters and 3 credit hours or 10 hours/week commitment is required. Summer work is encouraged. The first semester is probationary; if things are not working well after 1 semester, Dr. Temenoff reserves the right to terminate the project.
- You can volunteer, receive academic credit, or receive a fellowship to work in the lab. Check the Georgia Tech UROP website for opportunities. PURA award deadlines are usually due about half a semester in advance. You may be considered for paid work in the lab only after at least one exemplary semester working in the lab.
- Your grade will be based on your final presentation at a lab meeting, contribution to discussion at lab meetings/individual meetings, net results of your semester’s work, and the usefulness and clarity of your final report. Consistent progress over the semester is more highly regarded than heroic efforts at the end of the semester.
- You will be assigned a graduate student mentor to whom you will report directly and receive guidance. In return for their mentorship, you will help the graduate student with their research. This will allow you to familiarize yourself with the lab and gain a background to pursue your individual projects.
How to apply:
For undergraduates ONLY, please send an e-mail with the following information to Dr. Temenoff.
- Your name and contact information
- Your major, GPA, and expected graduation date
- Courses taken and grades (or attach an unofficial transcript)
- Name of some references and contact information
- Anything else you would like to tell us about yourself
- Schedule an appointment to meet Dr. Temenoff.