The Jensen lab is looking to grow, here are some opportunities for research. If you join the lab you’ll be doing a lot of the above… passaging parasites.

Postdoctoral fellows

At this time the lab is not seeking postdoctoral researchers. When positions become available, you’ll need a cover letter, updated CV, 3 letters recommendation and upload your application through UC Merced’s AP recruit portal. For potential postdocs on a budget Merced is one of the few places in CA where living is still affordable. So consider UC Merced, and my lab, if you are interested in studying host-parasite interactions and adaptive immunology.

Graduate students

The Jensen lab participates in UC Merced’s highly collaborative Quantitative Systems Biology (QSB) graduate program and is seeking graduate students to join the lab through this program. Our lab is part of the Immunology focus group in QSB. You will first need to apply to the program and be admitted before you can join the Jensen lab. If you are interested in applying to the program and interested in our research, please send your CV, a cover letter with a short statement of your research interests and the names/emails of three references electronically kjensen5[at]ucmerced[dot]edu.  If you are a current QSB rotation student and interested in rotating in the Jensen lab, please contact Kirk Jensen.

Undergraduate students

We are always interested in training highly motivated undergraduate students that are committed to staying at least one year in the lab, and can commit 12 hours of research time per week. Currently, the lab is not seeking undergraduate researchers at this time. Please send your CV, a cover letter with a short statement of your research interests electronically to kjensen5[at]ucmerced[dot]edu when positions open.

International students

If you are currently pursuing a graduate degree abroad and you are interested in performing research in the Jensen lab please note the following: 1) We only consider full time students enrolled in a degree granting program or equivalent that can stay at least 9 months (typically August 15 through the following May 15). 2) Appointments are made in accordance with APM 430  and applicable university policies. 3) Funding is not provided, you will need to fund the full cost of your visit to UC Merced. 4) You will need to provide appropriate work authorization, which will require providing evidence of funding support, English language competency, and health insurance. Information regarding these requirements can be found on the UCM International Students & Scholars web site.