Our lab is now at Dartmouth!

We are recruiting graduate students! If you’re looking to join the Molecular & Cellular Biology (MCB) graduate program , see application instructions here. The deadline is usually December 1st and there is no GRE requirement or application fee. If you’re already a graduate student in MCB at Dartmouth, drop me an email to set up a time to chat about a rotation!


We’re always interested in speaking with prospective postdoc candidates. If you’re finishing up your PhD within the next ~12 months and are interested in joining us as a postdoc, please email with a cover letter outlining relevant expertise and scientific interests, a CV, and contact information for three references. 


New in Spring/Summer 2021! We’re hiring a research tech! Here’s the description:

The Avasthi Lab is recruiting an enthusiastic research technician (bachelor’s degree in a science field required) to start immediately! Projects will involve genetics, molecular biology, microscopy, and quantitative image analyses related to intracellular trafficking, cytoskeletal reorganization, and biochemical signaling in the unicellular green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (sometimes referred to as the green yeast). Experience in this algal model organism or the techniques to be used are not required but the successful candidate will quickly learn and apply knowledge of common experimental techniques to this system. We are looking for an independent individual that has a strong willingness to expand their expertise. Our previous research technicians are co-authors on several published/submitted/upcoming publications and were successfully admitted into medical school and graduate school. We strive to provide an excellent training environment as well as career development opportunities for all lab members.

Interested applicants, send me an email (subject line: research tech position) with a cover letter explaining any relevant experience/interests/goals you’d like to highlight, a CV, and contact info for two references.

We celebrate the unique strengths of people from diverse backgrounds and strongly encourage those underrepresented in STEM to apply. 

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