How to apply

We seek students with strong academic records, especially those with previous research experience.

Many PhD students conducting predoctoral research at The Jackson Laboratory are affiliated with academic programs of the University of Maine, Orono (UMaine), Tufts University or UCONN Health, Biomedical Science. Arrangements are also possible for PhD students from other institutions who wish to conduct research at The Jackson Laboratory.

If you would like more information about doing your graduate research at our facility, please contact the Education Office or individual faculty member directly.


Admissions to specific academic Ph.D. programs are handled at the individual institutions. More information about each program and application procedures may be found at:


Precise deadlines vary from year to year among individual institutions (see above). We usually start the onsite interview process with with top candidates in late February or early March.  Offers of admission are generally made by mid March.