Interested in joining the lab? Have a question about our research? Please feel free to contact us! We are currently recruiting graduate students and postdocs.
For Potential Graduate Students
Dr. Rebeiz is a training faculty in 3 different programs at the University of PIttsburgh:
Biological Sciences MCDB
Integrative Systems Biology
Computational Biology (Joint CMU/Pitt Program)
Graduate students are primarily recruited to the lab through the Biological Sciences Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology program, which provides opportunities to rotate through multiple labs, and a rigorous training in molecular biology, biochemistry, evolution (and more), Students in the program are provided with a laptop computer to aid in their research endeavors and receive the same medical benefits that faculty do. If you are interested in joining the lab, it is a good idea to establish contact with the PI before applying. I am always eager to speak with interested students, explore mutual interests, and provide honest career advice. Graduate students in the lab are usually quite happy, and we have a highly motivated, career-oriented, interactive and engaged research group.
Choosing a mentor for your postdoc or graduate career is a tough choice, and it is particularly important at the postdoctoral stage. You want to work with someone who will afford you a decent amount of intellectual space and freedom, but also a mentor who will help you find the most interesting angles and connections in your research that will help launch your career. It is always a collaboration (even if it doesn't feel like one at times). The lab is currently established to the degree that such a mutually beneficial arrangement is quite possible and exciting. As always, one question that will come up is how your postdoctoral work might be funded: there are multiple possible mechanisms (NIH NRSA, K99/R00, Helen Hay Witney, Life Sciences Research Foundation, and the Human Frontiers in Science Foundation) that should be considered. I welcome and encourage contact from highly motivated PhD's who want to tackle the biggest questions we can confront in the evo-devo field.
Mark's Office: 412-624-2261
We are housed in the Life Sciences Annex (Room 203) of the Biology Complex at the University of Pittsburgh
Mark Rebeiz / Rebeiz Lab
120F Langley Hall
Fifth and Ruskin Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260