Job Openings

Post-doctoral Fellows

Our laboratory is looking for motivated postdoctoral fellows to study function of miRNAs in regulating neutrophil functions using the zebrafish model. The current research direction is focused on dissecting the roles of individual miRNAs in regulating neutrophil response to wounding and infection in vivo. We have identified miRNAs that are enriched in neutrophils and will use genetic and imaging tools to assess neutrophil functions. We will also use neutrophil like cells to study cell migration. We have extensive interaction within our group, a large and interactive zebrafish community and infection disease group and with more than 60 faculty members in our department. This is an exciting research environment to cultivate new research ideas and opportunities. The candidate will receive excellent guidance on both scientific research and career planning.

Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Cell Biology, Microbiology, Developmental Biology, Medicine or in a related field, and have a strong record of publications. Previous research experience in leukocytes, zebrafish, cell migration and medicine is a plus. Interested candidates should send their CV, representative publications and names of three references to Dr. Qing Deng (qingdeng@purdue.edu).

Zebrafish Research Technician

Our laboratory is seeking a highly motivated, organized individual to join our efforts to unravel the molecular and cellular basis of innate immunity, using genetic and molecular studies in the zebrafish model system. A funded position is available for a zebrafish research technician to help maintain the zebrafish facility and daily laboratory operations. Applicants with a BA in a science-based program, and technical molecular/genetic experience in zebrafish is preferred. Excellent technical skills and the ability to work effectively and productively in a collaborative team environment are required.

Pending obtaining additional funding, this job could evolve into a longer-term position. The lab and setting are an innovative, well-equipped and scientifically stimulating surrounding. Initial employment contract is for 6 months; part-time employment could also be considered for the right applicant. Interested candidates should send their CV, representative publications and names of three references to Dr. Qing Deng.

Graduate Students

Our laboratory is looking for talented students in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in study pathogen-host interaction and identify novel mechanisms that regulate innate immunity using the zebrafish model. Qualified applicants should have a strong academic record. Previous research experience is a plus. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Qing Deng or the graduate studies office in the Department of Biological Sciences for further information.

Undergraduate Researcher

Our laboratory is recruiting outstanding undergraduate students, preferably in their freshmen or sophomore years, to conduct a research project and acquire biological research experience. Qualified applicants should have a strong academic record and be prepared to conduct a thesis research project ultimately. Interested students should contact Dr. Qing Deng for further information.