Recruitment Opportunities

Current opportunities:

Ohio Eminent Scholar in Molecular Genetics

The Department of Molecular Genetics in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for the position of Ohio Eminent Scholar in Molecular Genetics, an endowed, tenure-track position at the Associate or Full Professor level. The Ohio Eminent Scholars (OES) Program, created by the Ohio General Assembly and administered by the Ohio Board of Regents, aims to enhance the national eminence of selected outstanding academic programs at Ohio universities by attracting internationally recognized scholars. Applications are sought from those with a distinguished track record of investigating fundamental biological questions in any system.  

September 2023 – University of Michigan BIBC Tenure Track Faculty Search

The University of Michigan has launched a Tenure Track Faculty Search for the BioInnovations in Brain Cancer Initiative (BIBC), led by Dr. Maria G. Castro and Dr. Steven Schwendeman.

We are looking for talented scientists at all levels to work with our multidisciplinary team of cancer experts, clinicians, chemists, and engineers to drive innovation and translation that will deliver technological breakthroughs that impact brain cancer patients’ lives. 

If you or your colleagues know of any exceptional candidates at any level, we would be grateful if you could forward the posting along. It can be found on the Science Careers page or they can view the posting directly on our Interfolio application site or you can use the attached flyer.

BioInnovations in Brain Cancer Program

Biointerfaces Institute

A brief description of the RNA Salon Program Coordinator role can be found below and any questions related to the position can be addressed to RNA Society CEO, Kristian Baker ( Interested members should submit their CV and a brief statement describing any leadership/administration experience relevant to the position to; applications will be accepted until September 31st, 2023.

RNA Salon Program Coordinator 

The RNA Salon Program Coordinator administers the prestigious RNA Salon Program of the RNA Society, thereby enabling the activities of more than ~50 RNA Salons sites worldwide. The RNA Salon Program represents the central element of local and regional membership engagement within the RNA Society and enjoys participation by over 6,000 RNA researchers around the globe.

Reporting to the Chair of the RNA Society Membership Committee, the RNA Salon Program Coordinator works closely with RNA Society leadership to administer the RNA Salon Program, and is also responsible for maintaining the key partnership with the program’s industry sponsor (currently Lexogen). Through their activities, the Program Coordinator oversees an annual budget of ~$100K USD and is responsible for developing a long-term vision for this program aimed at continually advancing its activities through meaningful innovations. Activities span throughout the academic year with peak times during September and October when the Program Coordinator leads the solicitation, review and acceptance of RNA Salon applications and sets up new rounds of funding for the selected RNA Salons.

The University of California Irvine (UCI), Department of Ophthalmology – Full-Time Position

The University of California Irvine (UCI), Department of Ophthalmology invites applications for a full-time position. We seek candidates interested in building a strong, dynamic, and diverse research group focused on the development of genetic engineering and genome editing technologies that address problems in medicine, including diseases of the eye.

Applicants working on any area of genetic engineering broadly defined will be fully considered. Areas of particular interest include gene editing, gene delivery, gene therapy, and their relevance to vision research. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences or a related field of study. Postdoctoral experience and a demonstrated ability to conduct original, innovative genetics research is desirable.

This academic appointment will be at the tenure-track/tenured faculty position which confers membership in the UCI Academic Senate. The Department seeks applicants with an M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree who will be expected to establish an extramurally funded independent research program related to vision and/or retinal diseases with emphasis in ocular genetics, biochemistry, biophysics, ophthalmology, pharmacology and/or physiology. Successful candidates will have an established strong record of NIH funding, a significantly established research program, and experience in teaching. Candidates will be expected to support institutional and departmental teaching and mentoring missions to medical and graduate students, residents, fellows, and young faculty. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and expectations.

Interested candidates should apply through the UC Irvine RECRUIT system and upload the following application materials to be considered for the position:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research (up to 3 pages)
  • Teaching Statement
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement
  • Name and contact information for 3-5 referees.
  • PDFs of 3-5 recent publications

Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Krzysztof Palczewski at

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

August 2023 – Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Graduate Research Assistants – Dr. Guizhi (Julian) Zhu Lab | University of Michigan

Dr. Guizhi (Julian) Zhu Lab in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of University of Michigan has multiple full-time openings for Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Graduate Research Assistants.

With the overarching goal to develop novel and clinically translatable nucleic acid immunotherapeutics and vaccines, Zhu Lab’s research interest lies at the interface of RNA/DNA/protein chemistry and engineering, immunology, and applied chemistry and biomaterials. Our current focus is to develop circRNA/mRNA/oligonucleotide immunotherapeutics/vaccines and their delivery systems for the prophylaxis or immunotherapy of cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmune disorders. We have published 100 papers including recent research articles in Science Advances and Nature Communications. Learn more about Dr. Guizhi (Julian) Zhu.

Responsibilities: Lead research projects and work with the team on research projects, train junior graduate students and undergraduate students, writing manuscripts and assist in writing research proposals, and other duties required for regular lab management and research development.

Required Qualifications for Postdocs

  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant scientific discipline. Expertise in one or multiple of the following fields are desirable: nucleic acid chemistry/engineering/delivery, immunotherapy or vaccine development, gene editing, drug delivery, or related areas
  • Strong motivation and down-to-earth attitude for scientific innovation and drug/vaccine/technology development
  • Independent analytical and problem-solving skills: Ability to think critically, design experiments, analyze and interpret data, and troubleshoot experimental challenges
  • Communication and teamwork: Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a diverse team environment.

How to Apply

Interested Postdoc applicants please submit the following application materials to Dr. Guizhi Zhu

  • CV
  • A summary of previous research experience
  • A brief statement of future research interests and career goals
  • Contact information for three letters of reference

Prospective graduate students and research scientists are welcome to contact Dr. Zhu to discuss opportunities (

Additional information about the Zhu Lab and the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus.