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Open Positions

The Cao Lab embraces individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests!
Our commitment is to foster an environment that is inclusive and nurturing for everyone.

Postdoctoral positions

We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to join our collaborative team. Candidates with expertise in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply: Cryo-Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM), next-generation sequencing (NGS) experiments and analysis, protein biochemistry, and bacterial genetics. Projects aim to study gene and genomic regulation, transcription complex structure and function, and transcription elongation and termination mechanisms. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Cao with your current CV, a cover letter explaining your research interests and future goals, and the names of three references. Questions are welcome.

Graduate students

We are recruiting graduate students with a background in biology. Please contact Dr. Cao to discuss rotations. For more information on admissions, please see our grad school website




Department of Microbiology

5323 Harry Hines Boulevard

Dallas, Texas, 75390

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Undergraduate students and research technicians

Whether you are a dynamic undergraduate or a recent graduate, driven by a fervor for research, we are excited to connect with you! Your keen interest in acquiring research experience holds a special place in our pursuits.

Join Our Research Group

Thank You for Contacting CAO LABORATORY!

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