University of North Dakota

PhD students in Life Sciences or Biomedical Engineering

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Fully funded PhD projects and PhD fellowships are available for highly competitive candidates with excellent qualifications and training, in the Yakoub Lab.

The Lab is looking for highly motivated candidates with outstanding academic accomplishments and the zeal for scientific discovery or curing devastating human diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, autism or COVID-19. Previous research experience and research skills and publications are preferred. The PhD student will endeavor to solve some of the biggest problems in science and medicine, using cutting-edge technologies, including CRISPR gene editing, stem cells, human brain organoids (“human mini-brains in a dish”) and

genetically engineered mouse models.

The Yakoub Lab is well-funded and boasts a deep mentoring culture and a visionary research program encompassing exciting projects testing revolutionary or paradigm-shifting ideas. The Lab is home to the recent NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award, whose goal is to “catalyze scientific discovery by supporting highly innovative research... to think outside the box and pursue trailblazing ideas.” As indicated by the NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, “The science put forward by this cohort is exceptionally novel and creative and is sure to push at the boundaries of what is known.” Further information about the Lab can be found here:

To inquire about this opportunity, please email Prof. Abraam Yakoub at, with your CV.

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Grand Forks Grand Forks, United States
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