Postdoc. position at Duke

Postdoctoral Associate position available in the laboratory of Dong Yan at Duke University, NC, USA . Competitive salary and excellent work environment.

Our research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying neuronal development, regeneration, and degeneration. We use a free-living tiny roundworm, called Caenorhabditis elegans, as a model. The defined cell lineage, completely mapped connectome and rapid life cycle of this organism greatly facilitate investigating the nervous system at the subcellular resolution. Using cutting edge laser axotomy, live imaging, and genetic and genome editing approaches, we address questions related to neurons and glia in development and aging. We currently have projects focusing on the following areas: i) neuronal and glial development; ii) gap junction regulation; iii) neurodegeneration and regeneration. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in developmental and molecular/cellular biology and a strong interest in neurobiology. Candidates must hold a PhD, MD, MD/PhD degree or have completed the requirements for such a degree prior to starting the position as well as have prior publications.

Please submit your application to Dong Yan at with a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and names and contact information of three references.