Open Positions

Want to join our team? 

The Silver lab is committed to maintaining an environment of inclusion and welcome lab members regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, age and disability.


Postdoctoral Fellows: 

Our lab accepts applications from highly motivated, hard-working postdoctoral applicants. Previous experience in relevant fields of developmental neurobiology, stem cells, or RNA biology is a huge plus.  Must have a strong record of productivity and publications.  Please apply directly to Debra Silver (

Graduate Students:

Our lab accepts graduate students from several different graduate programs listed below. For rotation students please inquire directly about projects that are available to work on.

The Program in Cell and Molecular Biology

The Program in Genetics and Genomics

The Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Program

Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Graduate Program

Neurobiology Graduate Program

Duke MSTP program


Our lab accepts applications from highly motivated, hard-working undergraduates interested in biology and the neurosciences. Please inquire directly to Debra Silver (