Visiting Scientist Fellowships

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Come work with us!  One of the unique aspects of the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory is our Visiting Scientist Program.  For 114 years, visiting scientists have come to MDIBL to conduct their research and collaborate with resident scientists.  MDIBL has a number of fellowships available for visiting PI’s, postdocs, and graduate students. These fellowships provide lab space, beach cottage housing, and cover user fees and supplies.  Many visiting scientists choose to serve as research mentors to undergraduate students participating in summer research fellowships.

Applications are invited for seasonal and sabbatical research fellowships at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. MDIBL is an independent basic and biomedical research and education institution with expertise in the areas of regenerative and developmental biology, cellular stress biology, membrane physiology, comparative and evolutionary biology, bio­informatics, neuroscience, and marine ecology and conservation.  Resident and visiting faculty at MDIBL utilize a variety of model systems in their work including experimentally tractable organisms such as C. elegans, zebrafish, axolotl, sea urchin, Xenopus, Fundulus and Daphnia. Extensive facilities are available for ac­quisition, maintenance and study of diverse marine vertebrates and invertebrates.

For More Information, contact: Judi Medlin,, 207-288-9880 x100