location

Lab: Chevron Science Center (Annex), 6th floor

Office: Chevron Science Center (Annex) 657

Shipping: Please send mail and packages to:

Dr. Grace Kenney

219 Parkman Ave

326B Chevron

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

contact

Email: gkenney {at} pitt {dot} edu

Phone: Not yet available; email is preferred.

a map illustrating the location of the chevron science centera map illustrating the location of the chevron science center

joining the group

The lab will be opening in August 2024 and will be hiring at all levels! Potential lab members from all backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences are welcome - as long as they are interested in exploring new microbial chemistry, of course!

Undergraduates: Please email Dr. Kenney with a brief cover letter discussing your interest in a research experience along with your CV. Prior research experience is welcome but not required. Students considering summer research are encouraged to apply to summer funding opportunities with Dr. Kenney's help, and eligible students from other universities can also consider Pitt's SURF program. During the academic year, students can consider pursuing research for credit via CHEM 1710, and work-study positions may sometimes be available.

Research Technicians: A research technician position is currently posted on the Pitt Careers site, and you'll need to apply through that site. This position will involve benchwork and some lab maintenance, and there may be space to develop a research project depending on interest and expertise. In your application, please plan on including your academic CV, a cover letter describing your previous research experiences and goals for this position, and contact information for two letters of reference (ideally including at least one reference who can discuss your resaerch experience). You should plan on having completed your bachelor's degree in biology or chemistry before your projected start date, and you should be ready to discuss your past lab experience in those areas. Note that there is some flexibility in start date.

Post-Baccalaureate Researchers: If you are interested in funded post-baccalaureate research, you can consider applying to the Hot Metal Bridge program.

Graduate Students: Students are currently admitted via the Pitt Chemistry graduate program (or the Pitt/CMU MSTP program, which the Chemistry Department participates in) and via the joint Pitt/CMU Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology (MBSB) program. Additional programs at Pitt or joint Pitt/CMU programs may be options in future application cycles. Note that in all of these programs, students apply to the program first and are not directly admitted to research groups. Admitted students should email Dr. Kenney to discuss possible rotation timing and projects; it may be possible to spend the summer before your formal matriculation in the lab as well.

Postdoctoral Researchers: Researchers interested in interdisciplinary work who have a background in chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, or computational biology are always welcome to apply. Please contact Dr. Kenney via email, including your academic CV (including preprints and works in review), a ~2 page narrative summary of your research contributions to date and your scientific and professional goals for a postdoctoral research position in this lab, and contact information for 3 letters of reference.