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PhD research positions in the Truman Lab

We currently have. a funded PhD position available to study the role of Hsp70 phosphorylation in yeast for Fall 2023. We are seeking applicants with a Masters degree in molecular biology or a related field. It is a bonus if candidates have experience working with yeast or purified proteins. 



Q. I am interested in doing a PhD in the Truman Lab. What do I need to do?

A. Please email us at with any inquiries. Please summarize your previous experience and reason for choosing the Truman Lab. Students with molecular lab experience are highly sought. Please attach your CV. If you have a project topic already in mind, please let us know.

Q. Will I get paid during my PhD?

A. YES! Depending on the funding level of the Truman Lab, the student will be paid either from a Teaching Assistant (TA) position or Research Assistant (RA) position. The amount paid is continuing to improve over time. Please contact Dr. Truman for current info on this.

Q. How long does a PhD at UNC Charlotte take?

A. The average is  4.5-5 years.

Q. How do I apply to the program?

A. Please see:

Candidates should apply to our program naming Dr. Truman as a potential mentor. Nearer the time, candidates will be interviewed via zoom and successful candidates will be chosen.

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