Freshman, sophomore or junior students typically start in the Harris Laboratory as volunteers. After a 2-3 month period in this capacity, opportunities are generally available for directed research, scholarship research (e.g., UROP), or paid part-time research. Interested students are encouraged to email Dr. Harris with a cover letter, resume, and academic transcript (rsh[at]umn[dot]edu). Two letters of reference may be requested subsequently.
The Harris Laboratory is always keen to recruit exceptional PhD students. Rotation opportunities are ongoing, with one each summer and three others throughout the academic year. However, prior to contacting the Harris Laboratory, each interested student must first apply to one of the following programs:
Most of these programs also require an application to the University of Minnesota Graduate School. Successful applicants to other doctoral or combined programs will also be considered.
The Harris Laboratory continually accepts applications from top-caliber PhD graduates. Applicants must have a PhD (pending), 2-3 first author papers, and a set of clearly defined goals. To apply, please email Dr. Harris directly (rsh[at]umn[dot]edu) with this information, a resume, and a copy of your academic transcripts. Three letters of reference may be requested subsequently.
These will be advertised periodically through the University of Minnesota job site.