The Azizoglu lab is recruiting at all levels!

We strive for a supportive environment that fosters everyone to reach their best potential as scientists and unique individuals.
WHO: We are building a collaborative team of scientists who are passionate about biology research. Are you interested? We welcome you to join us!
WHERE: We are located on the beautiful medical campus of UNC-Chapel Hill, in one of the nation’s top ranked departments, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology.
HOW: Please email Berfin at telling us about what excites you about the research in the lab and the requested materials below.

Graduate Students

We are part of the BBSP umbrella program at UNC-Chapel Hill. If you are interested in rotating in the lab, please reach out to Berfin via email at
If you are interested in joining the BBSP program, please apply here.

Research Assistant

We are looking to hire a research assistant who will design and carry out experiments and help manage the lab. A minimum of one-year commitment is requested. If you are interested, please email Berfin ( your CV and the contact information of two references.


We are excited to work with undergraduate students who are curious about biology. If interested, please email Berfin at


We are looking forward to having enthusiastic postdocs join us. If you are interested, please email Berfin ( your CV and the contact information of three references.

Berfin deeply cares about mentoring and is committed to culturally aware, inclusive mentoring. She has received multiple formal trainings, including a 6-week research mentor course from the CIRTL network and the mentor training from the Office of Graduate Education at UNC. To learn about Berfin’s mentoring from a mentee’s standpoint, reach out to:

Karina Perez, research assistant, Stanford (
Shahadat Rahman, graduate student, Stanford (
Haley Barlow, senior manager of outreach, UMass (