Tera Levin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

tlevin (at)

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Crawford Hall

4249 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213


join the lab

We are currently recruiting new scientists to be a part of our team. Join us! 

Positions available starting July 2020 or later.


We welcome applications from postdoc candidates with expertise in microbiology, genetics, molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, evolutionary biology, protistology, and/or computational biology.

To apply, please send the following to Dr. Levin:

tlevin (at)

- a cover letter that describes your past research experience and motivation for applying to the Levin lab

- a brief (<1 page) description of proposed research for your postdoc

- your most relevant published papers and pre-prints (for multi-author papers, please describe your contribution)

- names and contact information for 3 or more potential references (letters are not needed during the initial stage)


Ph.D. students

Candidates for graduate study should apply through the Pitt Biology graduate program. This program allows graduate students to rotate through multiple labs in the first year, providing a diversity of research experiences prior to selecting a lab.

For application information and more details, visit the graduate admissions site.

Application deadlines are in early December.


We are currently seeking applications for full-time research technician positions.

Candidates must have obtained an undergraduate degree in Biology (or a related discipline). This is an ideal position for trainees looking to expand their lab experience before applying to graduate or medical school.

Details about how to apply will be posted soon.


We invite motivated undergraduates with previous experience in genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or computational biology to apply for a position in the lab. A minimum commitment of 12 hours per week, spanning two semesters and a summer, is expected.

Details about how to apply will be posted soon.