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A postdoctoral position is available starting immediately in the Kaya lab at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA.  The Kaya lab will focus on both basic and translational research areas. Our newly established lab cannot take off without motivated people. Postdoctoral applicants should be independent, productive, and highly motivated to design and carry out experiments, analyze, organize, and present data in written form and to meetings, and to write papers and grants. Applicant must possess strong English and analytical skills. Salaries, stipend, and benefits are commensurate with university policy and NIH guidelines. VCU provides full health and retirement benefits for postdoctoral fellows.


The Kaya lab is establishing worm model to address questions, related to biology of aging and neurobiology. We are seeking candidates with a PhD and a strong background in neuroscience, mitochondrial biology, cellular senescence and aging or related fields who are passionate and self-motivated/independent in research. The ideal candidate must have hands on experience in worm genetics and biology, molecular cloning and other efficient genome engineering (e.g. CRISPR, MosSCI) techniques and behavioral analysis.


The possible projects include but not limited to:

1) To understand the function of essential genes in aging.

3) To understand the mechanism and the role of cytoplasmic mitochondrial DNA fragments in aging and neurodegenerative disease.

4) And other aspects of biology of aging including drug development/screening, mechanisms of dietary intervention.

Our lab provides an outstanding platform for Postdocs developing their own ideas and projects that are related to our core interests. The candidate will have access to an ample spectrum of techniques available in the lab and cutting-edge technologies to perform the experiments.


How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter summarizing their research interests, career goals and CV with a publication list and names and contact information of three references (preferably in a single PDF) to “”.

Application Deadline Date: Open until filled.


The Kaya Lab is committed to creating a diverse, respectful environment where people of all backgrounds are welcome and can thrive. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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