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The Peyton Lab is Currently Hiring!

The Peyton lab is currently hiring!


The Peyton lab recruits PhD students from both Chemical Engineering and Molecular and Cell Biology at UMass. Prospective graduate students potentially interested in joining our lab should apply to either the UMass ChE graduate program or the Molecular and Cell Biology Graduate Program.  Once you are on campus, please contact us!​


If you are interested in a post-doc position in the Peyton lab, please contact Dr. Peyton directly with your CV and research interests. Post-docs are accepted based on interest and funding availability.  


The Peyton lab accepts undergraduates on a continual basis.  Undergraduates interested in Capstone thesis research projects (through the Honors college, or not) please follow these steps to apply for a research position in the Peyton lab:

1. Look through the Research section.

2. Send Dr. Peyton an email that includes: (A) Your current resume, (B) a 500 word description of your research interests and why you are interested in working in the Peyton lab, and (C) a brief statement including your availability to work in the lab from now until your projected graduation date, and how many hours you are willing and able to work in the lab per week.

  • Undergraduates are continually accepted into the lab based on qualifications, project availability, interests, and space.

  • REQUIREMENT 1: During the school semester, undergraduates are required to commit at least 10 hours per week in the lab.

  • Undergraduates can receive course credits during the school year to work in the lab (3.3 hours per week = 1 credit), or they can be paid through work study if eligible.

  • During the summer, undergraduates can either work on a volunteer basis, or find extramural funding sources to be paid during the summer months. Extramural funding sources include, but are not necessarily limited to Baystate, HHMI, and the College of Engineering REU.

  • REQUIREMENT 2: To participate in Peyton Lab research, undergrads should have taken ChemEng 220 or 290B or an equivalent class. Or, if you have not taken those courses yet, a plan in place to take them.

Are you an undergrad looking for funding?  Check out to look for NSF-funded REU sites.

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