Prospective Students

We are hiring bright, highly motivated undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc research assistants, especially those with experience in bioengineering, mechanical engineering, and/or molecular biology.

Graduate Students:  The Precision Biosystems Lab currently comprises graduate students from Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Bioengineering.  Research projects and students skills sets typically blend a combination of: precision machine design, micro-manufacturing, optics, and molecular biology.  Biological applications include bacteria, neuroscience, virus detection, and stem cell engineering.  Qualified students typically have (1) 3.8+ GPA from top-tier research university (2) GRE scores with 800’s in them (3) research experience (4) know how to build stuff with their hands.  Please send CV and references.  For more information on applying to graduate school at Georgia Tech, please visit your prospective department’s website as well as the Georgia Tech Office of Graduate Admissions.

Undergraduate Students: We provide hands-on learning for undergraduate students with graduate student mentorship.  We seek to allow undergraduates the opportunity to participate in research while developing their own independent interests and careers.   Students are encouraged to develop depth in their own independent projects or in collaboration with other current lab members.  Undergraduate research assistants in our laboratory have come from on-campus and inter-campus programs including the NSF NNIN program and Georgia Tech’s UROP program.

UROP positions:  We are looking for students to start immediately  in Georgia Tech Precision Biosystems Lab (, an interdisciplinary laboratory within the Institute of Bioengineering and Biosciences (http://www.ibb.gatech).  Students should be sophomore-senior with interests in experimental research, machine design, and instrumentation for molecular biology.  Also helpful to have built your own go-cart or Lego fighting robots.   Also you should be good at trivia and triathlons (but not required).  The overall project involves working at the interface between engineering and life sciences to create ultra-high throughput genetic sensing and/or neurotechnology instrumentation.  Research experience would be for credit, taken as a class with publication of results likely.  Contact Prof. Craig Forest ( with Resume if interested to set up a meeting.  Typical successful applicant have backgrounds in ME, BME, Bio, and EE with  either high GPA’s (>3.7) or amazing hands-on/design/build creative experience or preferably, both.

Postdocs: Postdoc positions are available for those with independent funding and exceptional graduate school research history.  English proficiency is imperative as well.  Please send CV and references.