The PGENeS group accepts students and volunteers into most research projects. Students and volunteers are asked to participate in all aspects of the working of the research group, and also are given the opportunity to work on an individual project under the mentorship of Dr. Mathews or another member of the group. PGENeS also occasionally has job openings for research assistants, laboratory assistants, and other staff research positions.
We welcome students at all levels, from undergraduate to postdoctoral, into the laboratory. Opportunities for students vary depending on level of experience, interest, and availability, but can range from working on a small project during a summer vacation to developing an independent project over the course of a few years as a postgraduate fellow.
We have had many students work with our group, including undergraduates, medical students, graduate students in nursing, psychology, neuroscience and genetics, psychiatry research residents, and postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Mathews is a mentor on several postdoctoral training grants within the Department of Psychiatry. We also welcome foreign students who wish to do a research rotation with PGENeS, although we are not able to provide funding.
If you are interested in joining PGENeS, please contact us.
We encourage volunteers to join PGENeS. In the past we have had undergraduate volunteers during summer break, recent graduates who want more research experience before moving on to graduate or professional school, and working professionals who volunteer part-time with us over the course of a year. There are many opportunities available for volunteering within a specific research project, and it is usual for a volunteer to have their own project under the mentorship of Dr. Mathews or another member of the research group. Depending on the motivation and experience of the volunteer, these projects are expected to ultimately lead to publications and/or presentations.
For undergraduates who want to volunteer during summer break and are taking summer classes, we ask for a minimum of a 20 hour per week commitment lasting at least two months. For undergraduates not taking summer classes, we ask for a minimum of a 30 hour per week commitment lasting at least two months. For others, we ask for a minimum of 10 hours a week, the majority of which must be during working hours, over the course of a year.
If you are interested in volunteering with PGENeS, please contact us.
We periodically have staff research positions available within PGENeS, which will be listed here, and also posted on the UF Human Resources Website. If you are interested in one of these positions, please apply through UF Human Resources. The UF Human Resources website also lists other available positions within the Department of Psychiatry and within UF.
We have no job openings at this time. However, we do have volunteer positions available, if you are interested please click contact us.
How to Search for Staff Positions
Please visit the UF Human Resources website to search for staff positions in the department. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women.