Postdoctoral and PhD Positions

University of Missouri
United States MO Columbia


The Chen Lab, in the Departments of Physics, Biochemistry, and the Institute for Data Science and Informatics at the University of Missouri-Columbia is seeking highly motivated candidates to fill positions as postdoctoral researchers and PhD graduate research assistants (PhD graduate students). The primary focus of these positions will involve conducting computational investigations into RNA biology and therapeutics, employing a combination of machine learning methodologies and various other approaches. Ongoing research includes RNA structure prediction, RNA-targeted drug discovery, and the computational design of CRISPR systems.


Requirements for Postdoctoral Applicants: (a) A PhD in Bioinformatics, Data Science, Physics, Chemistry, or a related field. (b) Demonstrated strength in computational studies with proficiency in programming. Familiarity with machine learning techniques would be helpful.
Requirements for PhD Applicants: (a) A BS or MS in Computer Science, Bioinformatics/Data Science, or Physics. (b) Proven strength in quantitative analysis. Previous research experience is preferred.

Start date

January 29, 2024

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send an email with CV to Prof. Shi-Jie Chen at


Shi-Jie Chen