Job Openings

Post-doctoral Fellows

Our laboratory is looking for motivated postdoctoral fellows to optimize neutrophil engineering and expand neutrophil-based cell therapy to multiple diseases. This project is in close collaboration with the Bao lab in Chemical Engineering. The two PIs are members of the Purdue Institute for Cancer Research, the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease, and Emergent Mechanisms in Biology of Robustness Integration and Organization Institute. This is an exciting research environment to cultivate new research ideas and opportunities. The candidate will receive excellent guidance on both scientific research and career development. Multiple grants and the prestigious Gilbreth Fellowship support postdocs.  

Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Developmental Biology, Medicine, or a related field. An Interested candidate should send a cover letter, CV, and names of three references to Dr. Qing Deng (

Zebrafish Research Technician

Our laboratory seeks a highly motivated, organized individual to join our efforts to unravel the molecular and cellular basis of innate immunity using genetic and molecular studies in the zebrafish model system. A funded position is available for a zebrafish research technician to help maintain the zebrafish facility and daily laboratory operations. Applicants with a B.S. in a science-based program and technical molecular/genetic experience in zebrafish are preferred. Excellent technical skills and the ability to work effectively and productively in a collaborative team environment are required.

Interested candidates should send their CVs and names of three references to Dr. Qing Deng (

Graduate Students

Our laboratory seeks talented students to pursue a Ph.D. in Immunology and Cell biology. Qualified applicants should have a solid academic record and enthusiasm for inflammation research. Candidates should contact Dr. Qing Deng or the graduate studies office in the Department of Biological Sciences for further information. Students are admitted to our lab via the graduate programs in Biological Sciences or PULSe.

Undergraduate Researchers

Our laboratory recruits outstanding undergraduate students, preferably in their sophomore years, to conduct a research project and acquire biological research experience. Qualified applicants should have a solid academic record and be prepared to conduct a thesis research project. Interested students should contact Dr. Qing Deng ( for further information.