Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-BME-DUKECHATTERJEE [#24548, 1420]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/03/16, listed until 2023/09/16)
Position Description:    

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Research Associate in Therapeutics Design at Duke University

The Programmable Biology Group (https://www.chatterjeelab.com/) at Duke University, led by incoming Professor Pranam Chatterjee, leverages deep learning-based protein design to develop the next generation of programmable tools for: 

Genome Editing: https://news.mit.edu/2020/nature-inspired-crispr-enzymes-expansive-genome-editing-0519

Targeted Protein Editing: https://news.mit.edu/2020/peptide-binds-covid-19-proteins-0622

Cell Engineering: https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/taking-the-guesswork-out-of-genetic-engineering/

In the immediate future, we seek to apply our deep learning-designed editors to correct disease-related mutations and to degrade pathogenic proteins for therapeutic purposes. Our long-term goals are to employ our novel cell engineering methods to generate functional gametes, as well as other ovarian cell types, from stem cells. To develop the next generation of biotechnology solutions, we seek motivated experimental biochemists with experience in one or more of the following areas: 
  • Cellular biochemistry (cell culture, Western blotting, ELISA, etc.) 
  • Molecular Biology (PCR, cloning, plasmid purification etc.) 
  • Mouse models (animal handling, in vivo delivery, etc.) Overall, the ideal candidate will be excited to apply their experimental skillsets in new, innovative directions, and work with a dynamic team made up of both experimentalists and computer scientists! 

Expected Start Date: October 1, 2023

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