Join the Team

We currently have openings for prospective Technicians, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Students (Masters and Undergraduate). See details below and please inquire with Prof. Pratt at: epratt[at]bu[dot]edu with your CV, a brief statement of interest and contact information for at least 2 references.

We are a member of the Translational Research in Biomaterials (TRB) and Quantitative Biology & Physiology Training Programs.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Scientists who are near completion or have completed their PhD with an interest in noninvasive diagnostics, peptide engineering, and/or microfluidics are encouraged to apply. Prior training in areas such as microfluidics, molecular or chemical biology, genetics, or bioinformatics is preferred, but not required. Minimum compensation is according to established Boston University salary guidelines. Information on what resources and professional training opportunities are available at BU is listed here.

Graduate Students

We accept students who have been admitted to one of the following graduate programs at Boston University:

  1. Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program
  2. Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry (MCBB)
  3. Materials Science & Engineering

Candidates should specify their interest in the Pratt Laboratory on their application. Information regarding eligibility criteria, as well as application requirements and deadlines, is available on each program’s website. Accepted students interested in performing a rotation with our lab should contact Prof. Pratt at minimum one month in advance.

Technician/Research Assistants

We are seeking a full-time research technician to help drive various aspects of the research projects and manage day-to-day lab operations. An applicant with a strong foundation in basic molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR, Western blots, ELISA, cell culture) is preferred, but not required. This person will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects and co-author publications in addition to providing support for other lab members. Excellent written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, time management and the ability to work independently are required.

Undergraduate Students

We are always interested in working with motivated trainees. BU undergraduates should send an email with a brief statement about your interest in our lab, your CV, and a recent transcript.

Prospective undergraduate researchers should email Prof. Pratt with the subject line “[UNDERGRAD] Application: [Your Name]”.