Research Opportunities

Brandeis students engage in research both on and off campus. While some research experiences are application-based, most require you to reach out to researchers directly to see if they are in bringing you onto their project. Here are some suggestions:

  1. Have your resume reviewed by Hiatt Career Center.
  2. For paid lab technician positions, see the student employment page.
  3. Search the Brandeis Faculty Guide to find faculty doing research in an area of interest.
  4. Once you identify some faculty of interest, do your homework: read their web pages and recent journal articles. Talk to other undergraduates or graduate students who work in the lab before approaching the faculty member.
  5. Be resilient and persistent. You may need to send more than one email or send emails to more than one faculty person.
  6. Keep in mind: the research does not need to be bench research or hard science research to be useful!

Far more opportunities exist, particularly in the summers.  Most deadlines for summer research programs are in January through March, so start your research in the fall!