Department of Surgery, Gene Therapy Lab, Duke University

Position ID:Duke University-Department of Surgery, Gene Therapy Lab-PDA [#11723]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27705, United States
Subject Areas: Surgery
Molecular Biology
Appl Deadline:2018/10/31 finished (2018/08/23, finished 2019/05/05, listed until 2019/02/23)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Asokan lab is seeking motivated, creative and independent postdoctoral fellows interested in Synthetic Virology and Gene Therapy. Interested candidates should have a background in virology, biomedical engineering, RNA biology or host immunity to pathogens. Our lab ( is focused on understanding virus-host interactions and engineering viruses as platforms for gene therapy, gene regulation and gene editing. We are building a new program with several cross-cutting collaborations across Duke Departments of Surgery, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Biomedical Engineering and the Duke Regeneration Next Initiative. PhD or MD/PhD with experience in molecular biology, RNA biology, transcriptome analysis, protein or cellular engineering, neuroscience or innate immunity is required.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and biosketch to

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203 Research Drive
Durham, NC 27705

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