Racial justice and support for marginalized communities cannot be separated from the practice of science. We must actively work to recognize the obstacles that scientists (and potential scientists) from marginalized communities face, and dismantle structures of power that prevent them from succeeding. We must also consider the effects of our research and research choices on marginalized communities. Credit: Sammy Katta.
Postdoctoral Fellow – The Pickering lab is always open to inquiries from postdoctoral fellows interested in research related to environmental surveillance of infectious disease and transmission of pathogens and antibiotic resistance across the human-environment interface. To inquire about open positions please email Dr. Pickering (pickering[at]berkeley.edu] a single PDF containing your CV, three references (names and email addresses), and a cover letter stating why you are interested in the lab.
Note: applying for external fellowships is encouraged, such as the NSF eFellows program, the NSF Postdoc Fellowship in Biology, and the NIH K99.
PhD Students – Dr. Pickering is a member of the core faculty and advises PhD students in the following programs: Environmental Engineering, Bioengineering (rotation students are welcome), and Environmental Health Sciences.
MS Students – Dr. Pickering advises MS students in Environmental Engineering and in Development Engineering.
Undergraduate Students – Undergraduate students in Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, and other related disciplines are encouraged to contact Dr. Pickering about open research positions in the lab and to apply to the URAP program.