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We ARE currently hiring new undergraduates!
Undergraduate Research
  • No previous research experience required.
  • Must be able to work an average of 10 h per week.
  • Students in first and second year at UMBC are strongly preferred.
  • Must be an “Ideal Team Player.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience is a plus.

Why do research? Through undergraduate research, you’ll: (i) learn about an exciting area of cutting-edge science, (ii) have the opportunity to help solve real and important scientific problems, and (iii) gain tremendously valuable experience in critical thinking and problem solving.

What will I do?  MartenLab research is focused on engineering aspects of systems biology and cellular engineering. Essentially, we learn how cells work and then use this information to make better cells. These can be used in the bioprocess industry to make medicine, enzymes and commodity chemicals. In addition, you’ll learn techniques which will make you much more competitive when you graduate and look for a job.

Will I get paid? Initially, students learn experimental techniques and research skills as volunteers. As a student successfully progresses there will be paid opportunities that arise. Students may also register for ENCH468, which involves carrying out research for credit.

How do I apply? If interested in applying for a lab position, please read the Marten Lab Undergraduate Research Agreement carefully to make sure you understand what’s involved. Then include the following in a single email: (1) your resume, (2) unofficial copy of your transcript, and (3) a paragraph explaining why you’d like to work in our lab. Make the subject of your email “Undergrad Application” and send this to by September 20, 2017.