Information about joining the Musah Lab

Duke campus

We are now recruiting postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, research technicians, undergraduate students, and a lab coordinator to join our growing lab. Prospective lab members will work with a highly motivated and interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and clinicians in an environment focused on both fundamental and applied biomedical research. Candidates with interest in the following areas are highly encouraged to apply.

  • Stem cell and developmental biology
  • Organ engineering (including 3D bioprinting, organs-on-chips, and organoids)
  • Design and synthesis of biomaterials
  • CRISPR-Cas9 genome and epigenome engineering
  • Disease modeling and drug discovery
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Immune regulation of transplanted organs
  • Computational/mathematical modeling of complex biological problems
  • Mechanobiology and disease biophysics
  • Glycobiology of human physiology and disease

Take a virtual tour of our new engineering building, The Wilkinson Building, and lab spaces at

Research Technician

We are looking for highly motivated, organized and detail-oriented Research Technicians to join our team where they will be responsible for managing general lab supplies, design and perform experiments, analyze data, and contribute to manuscript and patent applications. Successful candidates will conduct experiments under various tissue culture conditions and perform biochemical assays including immunofluorescence, qPCR, flow cytometry, western blot and ELISA. Experience with mammalian cell culture and excellent aseptic techniques are preferred. Candidates must be enrolled in or have completed B.A./B.S. in biological sciences or engineering (such as biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, pathology) or a related field. Please send an email including curriculum vitae to Professor Musah (samira.musah [at]

 Postdoctoral Fellows

Prospective postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to send an application package including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and copies of published papers directly to Professor Musah (samira.musah [at], and arrange for three reference letters to be sent by e-mail.

Apply directly for an open postdoc position here:

 Graduate Students

Graduate students at Duke University are eligible to join the Musah Lab and are encouraged to contact Professor Musah. Prospective graduate students should apply through the Duke University Graduate School. Biomedical engineering students should state the desire to join the Musah Lab in their application materials. Students can join the lab after acceptance or rotations through their respective departments.

Undergraduate Students

We are open to offering motivated undergraduate students the opportunities to conduct mentored research in our lab. As an undergraduate, you will work closely with a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow and receive direct mentoring from Professor Musah. Undergraduate students interested in joining our lab should submit (1) a statement about their career goals, particular area of research interest in the Musah Lab, and intended length of stay, (2) an academic transcript, and (3) Resume/CV to Professor Musah (samira.musah [at]

Lab Coordinator

We are seeking a highly motivated team player to join our lab as a Laboratory Coordinator. Responsibilities include managing and coordinating various lab operations and infrastructure, monitoring regulatory and safety compliance, grant management, budget development, financial analysis and reporting, and administrative support to faculty. Qualifications include a B.A./B.S. or equivalent with experience in project and pre-award/post-award grant management. Candidates interested in working with us are encouraged to forward CV or resume to Professor Musah (samira.musah [at]