Join Our Team


Admission to the Shen Lab is rolling-based. We are always looking for motivated students.

We are looking for motivated Ph.D. students to join our group. The Shen Laboratory welcomes students with all backgrounds, race/ethnicity, and gender who are interested in environmental health. The successful candidates will work on exciting projects related to Environmental Health Data Science, integrating high-dimensional environmental exposures, multi-omics, and health outcomes through advanced machine learning and statistical methods. Applications are reviewed as soon as they are received.
Please refer to relevant research here

Direction 1: Environmental exposures and microbiome

Direction 2: Precision computational environmental health

Candidate requirement:

  • BS in Science or Engineering
  • Undergraduate GPA>3.3
  • International students please include TOEFL or IELTS scores in your CV
  • GRE is currently not required
  • Programming experience is preferred, not required

We would offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Fully covered tuition
  • Rigorous scientific training in environmental health and data science
  • Promising job market after graduation
  • UTA is conveniently located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, 4th largest metroplex in the United States

To apply:

Candidates who are interested in Ph.D. positions are encouraged to contact Dr. Yike Shen via email with subject line as “Ph.D. Application_Your Name”. Successful candidates will need to submit formal application materials to UTA online application system. Please include the following documents in your email inquiry.

  • Cover letter that highlights your educational background, research experience and interests, and career goals (1-2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for 2 references (including names, affiliations, and emails)
  • Unofficial transcripts (International students please translate your transcripts into English, except for applicants from China)

Please note, all incomplete or spam email applications will not be considered.