Postdoctoral Fellowships

We welcome applications from highly motivated candidates for postdoctoral fellowships in the Chanda lab. Multiple opportunities exist for mechanistic studies and development on new technologies to study of ion channel structure and dynamics. Previous postdocs from the lab have gone on to positions in academia and industry (see Alumni page for details). For serious consideration, applicants must have some experience in one of the following areas: Molecular biology and protein chemistry, Electrophysiology, Single Molecule spectroscopy or Structural Biology.  In your letter, please provide a brief description of your past research accomplishment and your future research interests. Postdoctoral applicants should preferably contact the PI about a year to six months in advance, before their start date.

Graduate Students

The Department of Anesthesiology does not offer its own degree. If you are a graduate student interested in joining us, please look at the graduate programs listed in the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences, such as: Biochemistry, Biophysics, & Structural Biology and Neuroscience.

If you are interested in the Chanda lab, please make sure to apply to any of the above graduate programs. Feel free to contact Dr. Chanda if you are interested in a rotation. Learn more about the accomplishments of past graduate students in the Chanda Lab.


Highly motivated undergraduates who are considering going to graduate school and are looking for extensive research experience should contact the PI. If you are planning to apply for professional schools like medical school, please let the PI know when you apply. Undergrads without previous research experience are expected to commit for at least two semesters. Paid research positions are available in the summer but typically offered to undergrads who have previous research experience in the lab.

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