Join the Team

Interested in evolution and the history of life on Earth? Get in touch and join our team.

We are committed to foster a culture of inclusiveness and equality within the group, extending to other members of the academic community and the general public. We encourage applications from anyone interested in the evolution of life on Earth, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnicity, age, orientation, beliefs, or veteran status.

Undergraduate opportunities

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships and the Museum of Comparative Zoology offer guidance and support for passionate undergraduate students wishing to acquire hands on research experience. If you dig fossils, we are eager to hear from you!

Graduate admissions

Should you be interested in joining our group as a graduate student, feel free to contact Javier Ortega–Hernández via email including your curriculum vitae, as well as details of academic interests and previous research experience. Bear in mind that the deadline for receiving online applications is at the start of December, so it is important to get in touch as early as possible.

You can find additional useful information for applying to graduate programs at Harvard University at the websites of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Graduate funding

Candidates interested in the graduate program, as well as first year graduate students, are strongly encouraged to apply for external funding available through the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) . Note deadline in late October annually for Life Sciences and Geosciences. Restricted to U.S. citizens, nationals and permanent residents.

Postdoctoral researchers

There are several internal and external programs available for prospective postdoctoral researchers interested in joning the lab, including competitive fellowships open to non-US nationals. Please contact Javier Ortega–Hernández to discuss potential collaborations and funding options.