Joining the lab

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Postdoctoral scientists with identified sources of external funding are invited to contact jthompson(at) to discuss your research interests and potential opportunities.

Graduate Research

Graduate students can apply to work in the Thompson lab through the following MIT programs:

Please note that admissions decisions are made at the department level, you can contact the programs listed above for specific application instructions and deadlines. Graduate applicants should also apply for any external fellowships for which you may be eligible.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP)

Several opportunities exist for MIT and Wellesley undergraduates to develop independent research projects in a collaborative environment. Please contact Professor Thompson with a summary of your previous experience (include your laboratory-based course work), your CV or resume and a list of 2-3 academic references.