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Our research program is well-funded and we have several openings for trainees at all levels.


If you are interested in joining us, please email Dr. Yang ( with your CV and a description of your background, career goals, and research interests. Please include the name of the position you are seeking in the subject line.


We celebrate the diversity of all our investigators.

We value mentorship and team science.​


Postdoctoral Fellows

We welcome postdoctoral researchers with an interest in systems biology, synthetic biology and/or infectious disease. The ideal postdoctoral candidate has prior research experience in microbiology, immunology, bioengineering or computational biology and 0-2 years of prior postdoctoral training. Prospective candidates are encouraged to email Dr. Yang with a CV, a brief cover letter describing long-term career goals and research interests, and PDFs for 3 representative and relevant publications (including preprints). We are able to sponsor work visas for qualified candidates. Incomplete applications without a CV, cover letter and publications will not be considered.


Graduate Students

We welcome Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. and Master's students from the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School School of Graduate Studies, Rutgers University Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, and Rutgers University Microbial Biology Graduate Program. A number of projects are available spanning microbiology to immunology and experimental to computational biology. We will work together in identifying projects of mutual interest and a training plan towards equipping you for your research. The most important quality we seek in our graduate students is the eagerness to learn and work as part of a team. Prospective Ph.D. students are encouraged to apply to the Multidisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Biomedical SciencesBiomedical Engineering Graduate Program, or Microbial Biology Graduate Program.

Undergraduate Students

We welcome undergraduate students interested in biomedical research from Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, or other institutions of higher education from New Jersey or the New York metro area. No prior research experience is necessary, but students must be able to make a 10+ hour per week commitment and be self-motivated. The ideal undergraduate researcher is beginning during their second year of college and interested in pursuing an advanced degree in graduate or medical school.

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