Muser provides Duke students with regularly-scheduled, clearly articulated, and equitable access to research opportunities across all fields.

Research mentors are members of the Duke community who can provide meaningful research experiences for students. Mentors are graduate students, postdocs, lab technicians, research team leaders, principal investigators, and professors.

Timeline for Spring Round (for 2019 fall semester positions)

For Research Mentors

  • Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30am - First day to post projects
  • Sunday, March 24 at 11:59pm - Last day to post projects
  • Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30am - First day to accept applications
  • Friday, April 19 at 11:59pm - Last day to accept applications

For Students

  • Monday, March 25 at 7:30am - First day to apply for projects
  • Monday, April 1 at 11:59pm - Last day to apply for projects

Recent Musings

What is a research mentor? (tldr: It's probably not a PI, and that’s not a bad thing)

Written by Emily Levy, a Muser research mentor and a graduate student in Prof. Susan Alberts’ Lab Group in Duke’s Biology Department.

A research mentor is the person who works most closely with undergraduates on the project. Research groups can include lots of people: professor, principal investigator, director of a research group, research scientists, post-docs, lab techs, lab managers, and graduate students.