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The Thyme lab is actively recruiting individuals at multiple career stages. Read more about life in our lab here.

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We are almost always looking for technicians, such as students straight out of undergraduate, and postdocs. Please reach out even if there are no listed positions.

PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY prior to officially applying to any open position. Send your CV + a brief description of why you are interested in our lab and how your experience has prepared you for this position (cover letter or in email).


Applicants for postdoctoral positions should contact the principal investigator directly (sthyme[a] Please attach a CV, contact information for three references, and a short synopsis of previous research and how you think joining the Thyme lab could help you attain your future research goals.

The Thyme lab is a unique environment, as it merges the divergent approaches of Dr. Thyme’s graduate work in protein engineering and postdoctoral work in zebrafish neurobiology. The lab is an ideal fit for a candidate with an interest in either area who wants to explore a new and different direction without risk, as the lab’s diversity offers the possibility of backup projects in both fields. For example, possible applicants could include a biochemist who wants to gain experience with a model organism or anyone with zebrafish expertise who wants to think more about the details of proteins underlying neurodevelopmental disorders. Applicants could also include someone with experience in a different model system, such as Drosophila or C. Elegans, who is interested in developing skills with zebrafish. Those who want to bring a new field to the lab are welcome to merge their graduate skills with zebrafish research and create their own unique brand.

Graduate Students

Prospective graduate students with a strong science background should apply to the UMass Chan graduate programs. Our lab is associated with the following Morningside GSBS Programs: Biochemistry & Molecular Biotechnology, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, Neuroscience, Translational Science, MD/PhD Program, Millennium PhD Program. If you have questions about the lab prior to applying, please contact the principal investigator (sthyme[a] directly. Please also email if you are interested in the lab and GBS program but the application fee is an impediment for you.

If you are a current graduate student at UMass Chan interested in rotating in the Thyme Lab, please email to set up an in-person meeting to discuss potential rotation projects.

Undergraduate Students

Interested undergraduate students in the Worcester area should contact the lab directly for information on available positions.

Medical Students

We welcome medical students who are interested in doing research, such as over the summer. Please contact Dr. Thyme directly.