Research Opportunities


The Mure Lab continually seeks to pair its current research aims with training and educational opportunities for students and career scientists.  Our lab provides a wealth of opportunity to gain research experience in molecular biology, protein chemistry, biochemistry and cancer cell biology.


Undergraduate students with any level of biological research experience (including none at all) and a sincere interest in exploring biology research are invited to contact the lab ( to discuss options for getting involved. We welcome pre-med and other pre-professional school students, as well as those interested in careers in academia or industry.

  • Typically, an interested student is required to enroll in an independent study course (e.g. CHEM 450, CHEM 698, or BIOL 424) for their first semester in the Mure lab. One credit hour translates to a minimum of five hours per week of research time.
  • The initial period of research participation will primarily consist of hands-on training under the supervision of a senior lab member.
  • After the first semester, the student and Dr. Mure will discuss the student’s options for continued involvement. A sufficiently engaged and productive student may be rewarded with the chance to continue working in the lab for competitive monetary compensation at an hourly rate.
  • An adequately motivated student can expect the opportunity to gradually pursue research more autonomously, which may culminate in an independent project.

Graduate students should apply to the KU Chemistry Graduate Program. Interested students (whether prospective or already accepted to KU) are invited to contact the lab ( for information about what to expect as a graduate student in the lab. Initially, hands-on training in research techniques will be conducted by senior lab members and Dr. Mure. After selecting a thesis project, additional training will be (happily) offered as necessary to ensure that students are equipped to independently pursue their projects.

Postdoctoral scientists: There are currently no openings for postdoctoral scientists in our lab. Any individuals interested in working at The University of Kansas should apply online to the PostDoc Pool. For details, see the Chemistry department website. 

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