Applications are welcome at all levels from highly motivated, collegial, and energetic individuals who have a passion for science. We provide a fun, supportive, and collaborative working environment, a focus on advancing your individual career goals, and the opportunity to do cutting-edge research. Please submit all inquiries to Dr. Saxena.
Prospective Postdocs: Please email the following to Dr. Saxena:
A description of
Your general research interests
Why you'd like to work with us in particular
What accomplishments you're most proud of and/or what makes you stand out as a candidate.
Experience with zebrafish and/or high-resolution microscopy is a plus but not required; we're more interested in your accomplishments, reference letters, and scientific potential. Generic applications will not be considered.
Prospective Grad Students: General inquiries are welcome, but we do not accept graduate students directly. Please apply to one or more of the graduate programs described here and here.
Undergraduate & High School Students: We look for enthusiasm, maturity, reliability, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn and work as part of a team. Please see here for more details on how to apply. Applications not following instructions will not receive a reply.
We take seriously our commitment to the public good and are appreciative of the taxpayer-based funding that makes our work possible. As a postdoc at Caltech, Dr. Saxena organized and led outreach efforts such as 'Lab Tours' for the general public at all levels -- middle & high school students including from inner city schools, undergraduates, philanthropists, and many others. We aim to continue that tradition of community involvement in the Saxena Lab, where we have a highly effective (and fun!) workflow for demonstrating in vivo cell and developmental biology. Contact us at saxenalabuic at gmail.com to set up a visit/field trip to our lab or to request one of our lab members to give a presentation at your school or organization.
If you'd like to support our efforts investigating stem cell migration and differentiation into neurons, feel free to contact Dr. Saxena directly and/or send donations to the address below. Resulting publications will acknowledge all sources of funding. Dr. Ankur Saxena University of Illinois at Chicago 900 S Ashland Ave, MC 567 Chicago, IL 60607-4067 Checks must be payable to “University of Illinois at Chicago”, with “To Support Dr. Ankur Saxena’s Research” in the memo section.