Why Join the Tye Lab
Mentoring and training the premier neuroscientists of future generations is a top priority of the Tye Lab. Our goal is to help each and every lab member enjoy daily life in the lab as well as fulfill their maximum potential. All lab members are expected to be helpful, supportive and respectful of all other lab members. All lab members will have the opportunity to investigate questions that interest them and to give and receive mentorship to others in the lab. For more details, see the Tye Lab Philosophy page.
Postdoctoral Associates and Fellows
If you are looking for a position as a post-doc please send an email to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a cover letter describing your past and future projects, career goals, what you hope to get out of the Tye Lab and what you hope to bring to the Tye Lab. Please enclose your CV and the names, emails and phone numbers of three references. To be considered, you will need at least one first-author publication in a high quality international journal, a solid chance of getting a fellowship to support your stay at the Salk and the potential to be an independent investigator in the near future. Computational background is also a big plus.
At this time, the lab is receiving a number of highly competitive applications, and writing a grant is now a part of the application process. Not only does this exercise have practical utility, but also allows me to get a sense of your work ethic, your scholarship, and the way you think about science.
If you are a UCSD graduate student looking for a lab, email me (email@example.com) and we can set up a time to meet. I always have room for inspired rotation students to discover their talents! Motivation, enthusiasm and curiosity required. Computational background is a big plus. Communicative individuals preferred.
If you are currently a UCSD undergraduate and looking for a paid position, please apply directly to the Salk Institute using this link: Laboratory Technician I – Systems Neurobiology Laboratory – Dr. Kay Tye. Please note that is an in person position; remote work is not allowed.
If you are currently a UCSD undergraduate student looking for an opportunity for class credit, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your prior experience (research, computational, or otherwise), any relevant coursework, and a rough estimate of how much time you plan to spend in the lab. Also, please take a peek at the Philosophy page and let me know exactly what your goals are for working with our lab.
If you are looking for a position as a technician or research assistant, please check the Salk website for our current openings for Research Assistants!
If you are a current student hoping to work in the lab as a visiting student (routinely 6-12 months) to fulfill the requirements of a master’s thesis or undergraduate thesis, please email me (email@example.com) your CV and the names, emails and phone numbers of three references, and a brief statement about your research /career goals and leadership style. Excellent organizational skills and communication skills are required. Previous wet lab research experience and/or computational/programming skills are a plus. Additional requirements pertaining to non-US citizens are described below.
**We welcome international visiting students for 6-12 months. However, please note that the Salk does not supply visas for international students at an undergraduate level, nor does the Salk provide funding for visiting students. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident you may need to meet the financial requirements for a sponsored visa in order to be considered.**
I am looking for someone who is passionate about science but understands the necessary groundwork required to keep a bustling lab afloat. This person should have a total of at least 3 years experience working full time in neuroscience laboratories. This person shall have the opportunity to lead and participate in research projects to the extent that they desire. If you are interested, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your CV and the names, emails, and phone numbers of three references and a brief statement about your leadership style. Excellent organizational skills and communication skills are required.