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Croatt Research Group

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If you are interested in joining my research group, please see below for some pertinent information.

Postdoctoral Scientists 

When positions become available in my group, I typically place advertisements in several places, including the American Chemical Society. If you are interested in joining my group as a postdoctoral scientist, you should email me directly and make sure to include the documents requested in the advertisement.

Graduate Students

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has graduate programs for students interested in either the Ph.D. or M.S. degrees, and more details can be found on the Department’s webpage. If you are accepted into the program, then during your first semester, you are required to interview several professors in search for a good fit, both for the professor’s needs and the student’s interest. To be completely clear, I cannot accept you into my research laboratory until after you begin your first semester in the program. Typically, I accept one to three students per year, depending on resources.

Undergraduate Students 

A few undergraduates join my group each year. In general, preference is given to students early in their careers, particularly in their sophomore or junior year. Preference is also given to those who can make a long term commitment to research, especially those that can conduct research over the summers. In some circumstances (and after showing significant progress and potential) I will work with the undergraduate to find modest research support via grants; these are competitive programs for the most exceptional students. If you are interested in joining my group, you should fill out an application in the office of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Please make sure to turn this in before the deadline indicated on the website.

Post-Baccalaureate Students

Post-baccalaureate students who want to experience a rigorous research environment, and who are planning on going into research for their careers, are welcome to apply. If you are looking for a short term engagement (part-time for 1-2 semesters), then my lab is probably not the place for you. 

High School Students

Research in my laboratory requires large time blocks for relatively long periods of time. For this reason, my lab trains High School students only under rare circumstances. 

Visiting Scientists

If you are interested in joining my group as a visiting scientist, you should email your request and ideas. In general, the visitor must be able to stay for a minimum of 12 months to make the experience worthwhile for both of us. Unfortunately, I am unable to provide funds for visiting scientists. Also, if you are not an American citizen, you will have to obtain the proper visa to work in the United States. If there is mutual interest, we can attempt to obtain funding for a position.