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Job openings

Post-doctoral Fellows

Our laboratory is seeking motivated postdoctoral fellows to study disease-causing gene network and identify novel therapies for retinal-degenerative diseases. We currently focus on using high-throughput behavioural screening with zebrafish retinal-degeneration mutants to identify novel drugs. We are particularly interested in screening traditional Chinese medicines for good vision. We have extensive interaction within our group and with more than 60 faculty members in our department <http://www.bio.purdue.edu>. We also have great interactions and collaborations with the wider Purdue community and other institutions inside and outside the country. Our lab provides a top-notch environment to cultivate new research ideas and opportunities. The candidates will receive excellent guidance on  scientific research and career planning.  

Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Genomics, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Medicine or in a related field, and have a strong record of publications. Previous research experience in eye development, zebrafish, ophthalmology and medicine is a plus. Interested candidates should send their CV, representative publications and names of three references to Yuk Fai Leung by email <yfleung@purdue.edu> or by postal mail to: Yuk Fai Leung, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 915 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47907, USA.


Graduate students

Our laboratory is looking for talented students in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in study disease-causing gene network and identify novel therapies for retinal degenerative diseases using the zebrafish model. Qualified applicants should have a strong academic record. Previous research experience is a plus. Interested candidates should contact Yuk Fai Leung by email <yfleung@purdue.edu> or the graduate studies office <http://www.biology.purdue.edu/Academic/graduate/index.htm> 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 scientific research projects. These research students will acquire research experience and receive top-notch guidance to become an independent scientists. Qualified applicants should have a strong academic record and be prepared to conduct a thesis research project. Interested students should contact Yuk Fai Leung by email <yfleung@purdue.edu> for further information.