Research Scientist

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Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS

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Research Scientist

Department of Chemistry, Physical Sciences Division
Position Type: Other Academic Appointee

Chicago, Illinois

Jun 17, 2024


The Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago invites applications for the position of Research Scientist, leading translational research projects under the mentorship of Professor Chuan He. The He Lab develops novel genome-wide epigenetic and epitranscriptomic mapping technologies with direct translational applications. The Research Scientist will conduct research activities that concerns genetic transformation, growth, and genetic characterization in plants. The individual will drive an experimental program involving the genotyping of transgenic plants and establishing a plant transformation platform.  The program will involve genetic crossing of Arabidopsis, rice, maize, and soybean.  The term of the appointment will be for up to three years and is expected to start in autumn 2024.     



  • PhD in Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Biology
  • Minimum 3 years of postdoctoral experience

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Required materials:

  • CV 
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation

Applicants must apply online through the University of Chicago academic careers website using this link:

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