Highly motivated PhD students and postdoctoral researchers are invited to join Dr Jing Xu’s group at the University of Central Florida.

Scholarship: Fully funded
Degree: B.S./M.S./Ph.D
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Spring or Fall of 2024

Scholarship Description:

The Lek Laboratory is located in the Department of Genetics at Yale University. Our lab studies all aspects of rare disease genetics: (1) novel gene discovery in large cohorts (2) development of methods to analyse genomic data (3) study of genetic disease mechanisms (4) design and translation of genetic therapies. We are a young and growing laboratory seeking candidates who are self-motivated, independent, quick learners with a team-first attitude.

You will be responsible for leading projects involving gene editing of muscle disease genes in patient cells and relevant mouse models. This will involve the design of gene correction and delivery strategies using a range of cell biology, molecular biology and muscle tissue histology approaches. You will be required to communicate results to collaborators and manage correspondence. Finally, you will be expected to mentor junior scientists and contribute to team projects.

 Available Subjects:

  • Quantum information science
  • Magnonics and Nanomagnetism
  • Quantum Materials and Devices
  • Optical & Microwave Transduction

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Ph.D. position: Full financial support will be provided to students in the form of teaching or research assistantships that include a tuition waiver, stipends, and benefits. The students will participate in high-impact interdisciplinary projects, collaborating with top researchers, with the opportunity to work at Argonne National Laboratory as visiting students.
  2. Postdoctoral Researcher position: The financial including stipends and benefits will be provided to postdoctoral research for two years and can be extended once necessary. Postdoctoral researchers with experience in quantum experiments, nanoscience, and cryogenic physicsare particularly encouraged to apply. 

Application Procedure:

Interested students should send an email to Dr. Xu ([email protected]) titled “Ph.D.application”, including a description of research interests, the latest CV, and transcripts. TOEFL/IELTS & GRE is required before final admission. Students with a Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optics & Photonics, or a related field, are all welcome to apply.