The Nano-Bioengineering Laboratory at University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) is looking for highly motivated PhD candidates and postdoctoral associates to our dynamic and fast-growing lab. Our focus is on developing nanotechnology-based approaches to better understand the brain and revolutionizing point-of-care infectious . Recent efforts have led to new enabling tools for optical manipulation and molecular release in the brain, and innovative diagnostic methods. Our work is externally funded by federal and state agencies (NSF, NIH, DOD, and CPRIT) and non-profit organizations (American Heart Association). Our lab closely works with active researchers both at UT Dallas and other institutes including from UT Southwestern Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Yale University. Lab website: https://openwetware.org/wiki/Qin
We have three postdoctoral associate/research scientist positions in the interdisciplinary area of nanomaterials, in vitro diagnostics, and neuroscience. We seek applicants with a strong background in neuroscience, in vivo imaging, optical engineering, nanomaterials and in vitro diagnosis. A combination of these skills is useful but not required. Ideal candidates should be able to work in a collaborative environment, lead projects, learn new skills, communicate effectively, and accommodate some local or domestic travel for collaborative studies if necessary. research scientist is expected to have extensive experience in neuroscience including in vivo multiphoton imaging, animal surgery and animal behavior experiments.
Three research opportunities include:
1. We seek a postdoctoral associate to work on a collaborative project with Dr. Theodore Price at UT Dallas Center for Advanced Pain Studies involves innovative nanotechnology for optical control of proteins in live cells without genetic modification, and its application towards basic and applied science of . We are looking for postdoctoral candidates who have a strong background in neuroscience and strong interest in working in the interdisciplinary area of nanomaterials and neuroscience. This project is supported by a NIH MIRA R35 grant (GM133653). Learn more about this work at this recent publication (acsnano.9b01993). Candidates are invited to apply at: http://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/11823
2. We search for a research scientist to work on a project in collaboration with Dr. Paul Slesinger’s group at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This project involves understanding neuropeptides neuromodulation in brain circuit and animal behavior by novel neuropeptide photorelease systems. We are looking for research scientist who has a strong background in neurobiology, multiphoton imaging in vivo, calcium imaging, fiber photometry, animal behavior or optics, and have strong interest in working in a collaborative team of nanomaterial scientists and engineers, and neuroscientists. This project is supported by the BRAIN initiative RF1 grant (NS110499). Interested candidates are invited to apply at: http://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/12068
3. We are looking for a third postdoctoral associate to work on a project in collaboration with Dr. Jeffrey Kahn at UT Southwestern. This project involves engineering novel diagnostic methods based on plasmonic nanomaterials and optics, and improving current point-of-care diagnostic tests for respiratory infectious diseases diagnosis. We are looking for postdoctoral candidates who have a strong background in single-molecule-level diagnosis, microfluidic based detection, and high-throughput data analysis and are willing to work with a collaborative team of nanomaterial scientists and diagnostic engineers. This project will be supported by NIH and DOD. Candidates are invited to apply at: http://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/11823
Interested candidates should send a cover letter indicating your interest, CV, top 3 publications and references to in PDF format to Dr. Qin (Zhenpeng.Qin@utdallas.edu). Successful applicants will be offered with competitive salary and benefits. These positions are open immediately and we anticipate filling these positions by end of 2019.