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Job openings

Post-doctoral Fellows

Our laboratory is looking for motivated postdoctoral fellows to study disease-causing gene network and identify novel therapies for retinal degenerative diseases using the zebrafish model. The current research direction is focused on using our establish skills to decipher disease-causing gene network and to identify novel drug treatments using high-throughput screening with zebrafish mutants of human retinal degeneration. We are particularly interested in screening traditional Chinese medicine 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 in and out of the country. 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 from us.  

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 him by email (yfleung at 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 (yfleung at 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 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 Yuk Fai Leung (yfleung at purdue.edu) for further information.