Are you interested in joining our laboratory?

We are always interested in recruiting talented undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to join our research group. We also welcome faculty for sabbatical visits.

Undergraduate Research Experience

Dr. Schnell giving a class
Dr. Schnell teaching a computational systems biology laboratory.

Undergraduate students can pursue research experiences in the Schnell lab through the University of Notre Dame Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE). CUSE can point you to experiential learning resources at Notre Dame, help you identify funding sources to support independent experiential learning, and then assist you with grant applications to secure that funding

If you have any questions about the undergraduate research opportunities in our laboratory, you can contact Dr. Schnell.

Are you transitioning between your undergraduate major/master and PhD?

The Schnell Lab is always seeking postbaccalaureate researchers, who are seeking to gain significant research experience before applying to a PhD, Medical School, ir a Medical Scientist Training Program.

We welcome applications from engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry or biophysics graduates. Applicants should have some experience in cross-platform MATLAB, C++, or Python programming, and software development environments and tools. Applicants should also have experience in mathematical modeling and numerical solutions of differential equations. The research associate will be expected to work effectively both independently and with other colleagues as required.

If you have any questions about the undergraduate research opportunities in our laboratory, you can contact Dr. Schnell.

How can I pursue my PhD in the Schnell Lab?

Dr. Schnell giving a class
The Schnell Lab celebrating in 2007.

If you are interested pursuing your graduate studies in the Schnell Lab, you can join us through the graduate programs in Biological Sciences. The lab can also take students in the doctoral program in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, the interdisciplinary programs in Integrated Biomedical Sciences, or in Biophysics.

Most of Dr. Schnell's graduate students have been co-supervised in collaboration with other faculty members, who are experimental scientists. Therefore, students will have the opportunity to train to investigate biomedical problems using a combination of theoretical and experimental approaches. If you have any questions about co-mentorships, please contact Dr. Schnell.

Are you interested in becoming a postdoctoral fellow?

If you are interested in applying to a postdoctoral position in the Schnell lab, please read some of our recent papers. Then, write carefully a two- to three-page proposal outlining what you would want to do with us. Once you have done this, please send your proposal with a cover letter explaining your suitability for the position, your full CV, and names of references to Dr. Schnell via email.

Self-funded opportunities and sabbaticals

Dr. Schnell is happy to receive inquiries from self-funded graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting faculty/sabbatical leave. Please send a over letter explaining your interest for our laboratory, your full CV, and names of references to Dr. Schnell via email.