Independent, energetic postdoctoral fellow candidates with a passion for creating the future are encouraged to write. I like to regard a postdoctoral experience in my lab as a mutually educational and collaborative journey into the inventing or solving of something really important. Please feel free to write with a description of your experiences, interests, and current and future goals. Ideally it would be best if you could also have three letters of reference emailed to me. Coming with fellowship funding (Helen Hay Whitney, LSRF, etc.) is always a plus.
Graduate students from almost any MIT department can do research in our lab. Medical, Ph.D., or M.D.-Ph.D. students in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program, and in the M.D. program of Harvard Medical School, are also welcome. Many of our lab members come from the MIT Ph.D. programs in Biological Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Health Science and Technology, Physics, Computational and Systems Biology, Mechanical Engineering, or Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Information on applying directly to our home department, the Media Arts and Sciences program, is available on the Media Lab website, although be aware that since this program doesn't allow for rotations in multiple groups, there's no way to "try out" a lab before committing to it. Thus we often recommend people to apply to one of the other departments or programs, which do allow for rotations in multiple groups, or to contact me well in advance so we can interact over time and gauge whether it's a good match. I also suggest that you secure a graduate research fellowship (NSF, NDSEG, Hertz, etc.).