If you might be interested in joining us, please take a look at our group guide for information about our values and my attitude toward research and mentorship.

Please note that due to the high volume of email, I may not be able to respond to every message I receive. If you don’t see a response after 1-2 weeks, please feel free to follow-up with a second message.

Interested postdocs should inquire directly at ccoley@mit.edu with a CV and a brief statement of your research interests and background. Please also mention what your professional goals are, and what you would hope to learn, specifically, while working in the group.

Graduate students should apply directly to the MIT Department of Chemical Engineering or the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (note: fee waivers are available through the Dean of Engineering). We also have had students join from the Computational Science and Engineering program and the Computational and Systems Biology program. As a general rule, I plan to recruit at least two PhD students annually; the exact projects will vary and should reflect our mutual interests and funding.

Undergraduate students looking for research opportunities for pay or credit are encouraged to directly reach out to graduate students and postdocs in the group whose interests match your own. You can also email ccoley@mit.edu with your interests and any relevant coursework or research experience.

Postdoctoral associate to work on software for structural elucidation from mass spectra and prediction of spectra from structure: We are looking for a postdoctoral associate to continue development of a series of computational tools for mass spectrometry. The ideal candidate would be proficient in the use of Python, computational methods, and machine learning and/or have an understanding of clinical opportunities for improving metabolomics pipelines. This is expected to be a two-year project.