Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Urbana, IL, United States

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Comparative Biosciences Department

Postdoctoral Research Associate

A postdoc position is available in Dr. Jing Yang’s lab in the Department of Comparative Biosciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Yang lab investigates major developmental transitions using Xenopus and zebrafish. In particular, we are interested in cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for the deep cytoplasmic remodeling during the oocyte-to-embryo transition. We study remodeling of cellular machineries and organelles during oocyte meiotic maturation and egg activation, how these remodeling events influence the localization/expression/function of maternal factors, and how maternal factors control early embryonic patterning and primordial germ cell development.


Highly motivated individuals with a passion for developmental biology are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to candidates with strong experience in cell/developmental/molecular biology. This position is available immediately. The start date is negotiable.

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter with a summary of research experience, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references by email to Dr. Jing Yang: The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit . To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit 


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Postdoctoral Research Associate