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Are you talented, independent, and ready to learn? If so, Janelia wants you. In addition to our resident and visiting scientists, we support dedicated graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdoctoral associates.
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Janelia provides several opportunities for graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to do research on campus:

  • Undergraduate Scholars Program: This program allows students to spend the summer conducting research under the mentorship of a Janelia scientist.

  • Janelia-Meyerhoff Undergraduate Summer Program: This program invites rising junior and rising senior Meyerhoff Scholars from University of Maryland Baltimore County, Millenium Scholars from Penn State, and Chancellor's Science Scholars from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Karsh STEM Scholar at Howard University or SEED Scholar at University of California Berkeley to conduct research in a Janelia lab over the summer.

  • Joint Graduate Program: This joint program enables graduate students in the Johns Hopkins University Department of Neuroscience to conduct their thesis research in a Janelia lab.

  • Postdoctoral Associates: Janelia postdocs work with scientists at the cutting-edge and have access and have access to unparalleled scientific and technical facilities.

  • Loudoun County High School Internship:  This program allows local high school students to learn about neuroscience and conduct research in a Janelia lab.

  • Scientific Computing Associates Program: This program offers an intensive training opportunity for graduate students to increase proficiency in software development technology and tools. 

Did you know that 41% of Janelia postdocs have gone on to faculty and group leader positions? 

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