Join us!

WE ARE HIRING for multiple positions! Our lab is actively looking for highly motivated postdoc researchers (2-year minimal), research assistants (2-year minimal), and graduate students who are interested in applying CRISPR technology for disease treatment and diagnosis, synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, and more! If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us at!

Postdoctoral Researcher:

We are looking for highly motivated postdoctoral researchers in the areas of Chemistry, Biomolecular Engineering, Biochemistry, Biological Science or a closely related discipline. Those interested should contact Prof. Gao with a single PDF file containing your CV, a description of research interests and accomplishments, as well as a complete list of publications. Candidates are highly encouraged to apply Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellows.

Graduate Students:

Ph.D. graduate students with backgrounds in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or a closely related discipline are welcomed to contact Prof. Gao about joining the lab. Please also refer to Rice ChBE admissions for details (


Rice Undergraduates are encouraged to contact Prof. Gao about research opportunities in the lab. Minimal of 2 consecutive semesters and 4 hrs per week are required. Please email me your CV and transcript.