Joining the Petrov lab as an undergraduate student
I am always looking for undergraduates interested in molecular evolution and genetics to join the lab. E-mail me about your interest and we'll take it from there. In the mean time, you should check out our research page to get a better idea of some of the projects we're currently working on. Also, check out some of the opportunities for undergraduate research in the department. Sophomores can also apply for a summer research position in the lab through the Field Studies Program.
Joining the Petrov lab as a graduate student
I am currently accepting graduate students. The Graduate Bioscience Admissions program coordinates all graduate admissions in the biological sciences at Stanford. Please consult their website for the current application procedures. Don't be scared off by the fact that the site is located in the medical school domain. It is this way for bureaucratic reasons only.
It is essential that you list Dmitri as a potential advisor on your application form if you are interested in joining our lab and also to mark the Department of Biology and choose "evolution and ecology" as your interest within that. This will ensure that I see your application. If you also contact me ahead of time (firstname.lastname@example.org) I'll know to look for your application. I will also help you with the admissions process. In general, it is a realy good idea to contact your potential advisors if you want to be successful in the admissions process.
Departmental funding for graduate study at Stanford is limited. It is important to apply for an NSF Graduate Fellowship and any other sources of external funding at the same time as you are applying for graduate study.
Joining the Petrov lab as a postdoctoral researcher
If you are interested in the projects in the lab or if you have some ideas you think might be fun to work on together, let me know. At the very least, it would be fun to bat some ideas around.