Postdoctoral Researcher

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Deadline: 30 Oct 2023

Seeking postdocs to help establish a new field of spatio-genetic imaging at the University of Chicago

Our lab (https://wlab.bio) is active in both experiment and computation, with a home in both the Departments of Medicine and Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. We develop new DNA-based tools for the next generation of precision biology.

You can read some about our 2019 invention of DNA microscopy here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/20/science/microscopes-cell-biology-dna.html

Two of our recent papers:
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2019.05.019

https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.08.11.553025

Our lab has engineered chemical reactions that turn intact organism/tissue into massive networks of intercommunicating DNA molecules, encoding the entire organism/tissue's 3-dimensional geometry (and nucleotide-level genomic details) into a library of DNA sequences (that we can then read out). These advances set the stage for a new generation of imaging technologies for tissue biology and engineering.

We welcome candidates having a PhD in molecular biology, bioengineering, or a related field. Experience in Next Generation Sequencing protocol development and Python/Perl is helpful, but not required.


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