People are the engine and driving force of innovations in our research lab. We always seek highly talented individuals (e.g., postdoc, graduate, undergraduate) from different disciplinary backgrounds (engineering (e.g., mechanical, electronic, biomedical, material), biomedicine, biology, and chemistry) with demonstrated expertise, and ability in working in a diverse, interdisciplinary environment.

Postdoctoral Positions


We have immediate openings for postdoc positions through NIH funded projects. The postdoctoral fellows must have strong experimental background and demonstrated expertise in at least one of the following fields: Molecular biology, Biochemistry (e.g., nucleic acids chemistry), Genome editing (e.g., CRISPR technology), Synthetic Biology, Cell biology, Genetics and Microfluidics. The candidates should be proficient in basic molecular biology techniques, including RT-PCR, qPCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequencing, and cell cultures etc. Experience and knowledge of microfluidics are not essential. The candidates are expected to work independently as well as collaboratively with other lab members and external collaborators (e.g., Harvard Medical School, Penn Medical School).


Outstanding candidates are invited to submit a curriculum vitae including qualifications, bibliography, summary of past accomplishments, and names of at least two references, to Dr. Changchun Liu (chaliu@uchc.edu).


The UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.

Graduate Student Positions


We look for highly talented and self-motivated graduate students who are interested in our interdisciplinary research projects. We are particularly interested in students with background in one of the following areas: biochemistry, molecular biology, biomaterials, analytical chemistry, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and electronics engineering. Previous experience in microfluidics is not required. We will offer fellowships for successful applicants. We welcome inquiries about positions with a cover letter and curriculum vitae at chaliu@uchc.edu.


Undergraduate Student Positions


We welcome undergraduate students from different disciplines (e.g. biomedical/mechanical/ electronic engineering, biology, chemistry) who want to gain research experience in the general fields, such asĀ  mechanical design (e.g., Solidworks), 3D printing, microfluidics, circuit design, program development, molecule biology, CRISPR technology and electrochemical detection. We encourage prospective undergraduate students to contact with us (chaliu@uchc.edu).