Become a CommLab Fellow

Are you excited about science communication? Do you regularly work with friends and labmates to improve their presentations, papers, or fellowship applications? CommLab Fellows are Brandeis graduate students and postdocs who have demonstrated exceptional communication skills in their primary roles as scientific researchers. Fellows receive on-going training and mentoring necessary to coach clients through a multitude of communication needs.

As a CommLab Fellow, you will:

  • Work fewer than 5 hours/week for the CommLab
  • Be paid $15/hour for any CommLab-related work
  • Participate in monthly training sessions
  • Receive regular feedback on your coaching and communication methods
  • Design and develop resources and workshops on communication topics that interest you

If you are interested in becoming a fellow, please contact the CommLab Director, Dr. Anique Olivier-Mason at aniqueom (at) brandeis.edu. We require all accepted Communication Fellows to receive permission from their PI before joining the team.

“I am so happy that I had the opportunity to join the CommLab as a fellow. I chose to work with the CommLab for two primary reasons: First, I wanted to help people develop their skills in science communication by sharing my own experiences and training. Second, I wanted to get more training and experience mentoring a broad cohort of scientists working on diverse projects. While I can only hope I’ve helped others, I know for sure that my many wonderful interactions with the incredibly engaged and intelligent undergrads, grad students, and postdocs here has truly helped me expand my abilities as an educator and communicator. I’ve also learned quite a bit more about science communication along the way, thanks to all the hard work Anique does to ensure that we have all of the skills and resources necessary to do a great job as fellows. She’s a fantastic mentor who has fostered a amazingly creative and collaborative space for us all to develop, and I’m so glad to be part of the team!”

-2017-18 CommLab Fellow