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The Asokan lab (www.asokanlab.org) affiliated with Duke Departments of Surgery, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology & Biomedical Engineering is seeking highly motivated candidates for two open postdoctoral fellow positions. These positions will focus on the development of novel RNA platform technologies for gene therapy and editing with a focus on cardiovascular and neuro/muscular applications. A competitive salary and benefits package will be provided according to the Duke University School of Medicine guidelines.
Ph.D. in biological sciences, biomedical engineering or related scientific field.
Background and training in RNA virus structure & assembly or RNA biology is highly preferred. Extensive experience in molecular cloning techniques, protein engineering as well as next gen sequencing tools and/or structural bioinformatics is preferred. Experience with protein expression and purification and/or in vitro RNA transcription is a plus.
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