In the Bailey Lab, we believe that a great science flows downhill from a great team. Kindness, respect, and collaboration are essential components of our ethos. We are always looking for talented and motivated people at every level of training. If you are interested in discussing the possibility of joining the Bailey Lab Team, please email Dr. Bailey. 


Staff scientists.

Post-doctoral fellows. Post-doctoral training in the Bailey Lab is highly individualized and tailored to the specific career goals of the fellow. Interested fellows are encouraged to contact Dr. Bailey directly. 

Graduate students. The Bailey Laboratory provides a rich and stimulating environment for graduate students and accepts students from UW-Madison’s Cell and Molecular Pathology (CMP) program, Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) program, and Microbiology Doctoral Training Program (MDTP). Please note that students must be accepted to one of these programs before they can be considered for joining the Bailey Lab. A system of graduated responsibility is used by the Bailey Lab to ensure that students are properly trained but acquire increasing levels of independence as they mature. In addition to the skills graduate students will acquire in laboratory research, students will also develop skills as writers and presenters by writing manuscripts, applying for career-appropriate development awards, and presenting at international conferences. Students will graduate from the Bailey laboratory with skills in experimental design, interpretation of data, critical thinking, data presentation, and writing. Senior graduate students will be encouraged to develop their own ideas and projects that can further broaden their skills to propel the lab in exciting new directions.

Undergraduate students. College is the time to explore curiosities, develop interests, and figure out how you want to contribute to society when you enter the workforce as a young adult. Learning how science is done can provide a valuable perspective for undergraduates, even if they choose not to pursue a career in basic research. 

High-school students

Unconventional educational background. We are well aware that life sometimes takes unusual turns! If you have an unconventional background but are interested in discussing opportunities in the Bailey Lab, please contact Dr. Bailey directly.