Join the Group

The  Quave Research Group is composed of an interdisciplinary team of scientists that focus on medical ethnobotany and drug discovery at Emory University. Specifically, we study the antimicrobial properties of natural products from medicinal plants.

Opportunities

Prospective Graduate Students (for PhD applicants)

I am a member of the graduate training faculty for the Emory Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, with the Molecular and Systems Pharmacology and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Programs.  These are rotation based programs. In addition to first year coursework, students typically rotate in three different laboratories before matching with a lab. Applications are due on December 1st of each year, and recruitment for interviews and selection of the final candidates is undertaken by faculty committee. I do not personally make acceptance/rejection decisions during the application process. More information on how to apply can be found here.

Postdoctoral Applicants

If you are planning on applying to a funding program or have already secured funds, please send an email to cquave@emory.edu and mperrym@emory.edu with the following header: “Postdoc Funding Proposal.” Please include the following details in the email:

  • Name of the funding agency [Note, the funding must cover your salary and benefits in full  (postdocs estimated at $56,000 plus fringe $16,270 per year)
  • Status of the funding (already awarded or planning to apply)
  • If planning to apply, provide information on the deadline and a link to the funding website
  • Proposed duration of training, with estimated start date
  • Project proposal (or outline of the proposal to develop together if a good match for the lab)
  • Updated C.V. which clearly illustrates your research strengths and skills
  • PDFs of two recent first authored publications
  • Statement of interest paragraph detailing: what your research skills currently are, why you wish to specifically train in my group, and what skills you hope to enrich during this training period.

At this time, I can only take new post-docs (PhDs, PharmDs, or MDs) who have secured their own funding for training. There are many opportunities available via mechanisms such as the NIH F32 grants, Fulbright Fellowships for international applicants, and country specific opportunities.

Visiting Scholar Applicants

I can only take visiting scholars (Professors, Postdocs, students currently enrolled at other institutions) who have secured their own funding and whose research experience and training needs are a good match for the lab. Preference is given to applicants with bench fees included in their funding. If you are planning on applying to a funding program or have already secured funds, please send an email to cquave@emory.edu and mperrym@emory.edu with the following header: “Visiting Scholar Funding Proposal.” Please include the following details in the email:

  • Name of the funding agency (Note, the funding must cover your stipend, travel and health insurance; this cannot be self-funded)
  • Status of the funding (already awarded  or planning to apply)
  • If planning to apply, provide information on the deadline and a link to the funding website
  • Proposed duration of training, with estimated start date
  • Project proposal (or outline of the proposal to develop together if a good match for the lab)
  • Updated C.V. which clearly illustrates your research strengths and skills
  • PDFs of two recent first authored publications (optional for junior trainees)
  • Statement of interest paragraph detailing: what your research skills currently are, why you wish to specifically train in my group, and what skills you hope to enrich during this training period.

Job Applicants

Thank you for your interest in joining the Quave Research Group. Unfortunately, we do not have any current job openings. When openings become available, I will share them on my Twitter account and research group website. You can also search for other job opportunities at Emory University via the Human Resources website.

Emory and Morehouse Medical Students

I am taking students for intensive research experiences during the Discovery phase of research training. Please send an email to cquave@emory.edu and mperrym@emory.edu with the following header: “Medical Student Discovery Phase Proposal” and include details on your proposed training period dates, hours available, prior research experience, and specific interest in training with my research group.

Research Interns (volunteers)

There are opportunities for undergraduate student volunteers to join the lab. These positions are competitive and there is an application process. If you are interested in gaining research experience as a lab volunteer, please complete the online application and email mperrym@emory.edu . Note that volunteers are required to commit to 12-15 hours in the lab per week, in 3 hour minimum blocks during the academic year. For Emory students, commitment to work in the research group is expected for the duration of your time at Emory, with multiple years preferred. Summer term volunteers are expected to commit 20-40 hours per week in the lab. Following a minimum of 1 semester of volunteer service, and pending performance and quality of work, opportunities for research for credit and participation in the honors program under Dr. Quave’s supervision are possible..

Undergraduate Research Fellows

There are opportunities available at Emory for research training in various laboratories. These research fellowships typically entail both lab experience and training outside of the lab in research ethics, project design, and presentation of results. Please visit the official website of the Emory Undergraduate Research Programs for more information on how to apply to these highly competitive programs. Upon acceptance to one of these programs, please contact Ms. Myleshia Perryman (mperrym@emory.edu ) to secure an interview with Dr. Quave. Emory students can also undertake research for credit in Dr. Quave’s lab. Research for credit opportunities are only available to students that have successfully completed one semester of volunteer activity in the lab.

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