Arizona State University (ASU)

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Arizona State University (ASU), United States

Tempe, AZ, United States

Dr. Pressé and Dr. Shepherd’s labs are seeking two postdoctoral team members (one for experiments and one for theory) for work at Arizona State University, home to the largest contingent of Biophysical faculty in the USA and a vibrant environment in which to do Biophysical research. These positions are full-time, fiscal year appointments and the start date is flexible.


Theory postdoctoral position:

The successful candidate will work with Dr. Pressé to develop strategies to infer dynamical models of processes from complex data sets—with resolution down to the single molecule level—inside living systems. Briefly, our goal is to unravel dynamical laws governing single molecule behavior in crowded environments from state-of-the-art imaging data sets. As such, our work trains postdocs and fosters cross-disciplinary knowledge across fields including optics, computational statistics, and biophysics. The postdoc hired herein will collaborate closely with experimentalists and graduate students. Group website: http://statphysbio.physics.asu.edu 


Minimum qualifications: Applicants should hold a doctorate in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Physical Chemistry or related discipline by the time of appointment, but no earlier than five years before the start date. Strong programming skills are required.


Desired qualifications: Knowledge in the following areas is helpful but not required: Computational statistics, Python/Matlab, stochastic processes, machine learning. 


Experimental postdoctoral position:

The successful candidate will work jointly with Dr. Shepherd and Dr. Pressé to develop quantitative approaches to understanding regulatory networks and physical constraints dictating dynamical behavior in living systems. For example, using fluorescence imaging and quantitative image analysis to unravel environmental sensing at the single molecule level. As such, our work trains postdocs and fosters cross-disciplinary knowledge across fields including optics, fluorescence imaging, and single molecule methods. The postdoc hired herein will collaborate closely with theorists and graduate students. Group websites: https://shepherdlaboratory.org and http://statphysbio.physics.asu.edu


Minimum qualifications: Applicants should hold a doctorate in a subfield relevant to experimental molecular & cellular biology/biophysics or single-molecule studies by the time of appointment, but no earlier than five years before the start date.


Desired qualifications: Knowledge in the following areas is helpful but not required: Programming, fluorescence microscopy, wet bench work, image analysis.


To apply, please send electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/73131 the following materials: (a) a cover letter, (b) a CV including a full publication list, © the names and contact details of three references. For more information about the position, contact spresse@asu.edu

 

The initial review of applications will begin on February 20th, and if not filled; applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until the search is closed.


A background check is required for employment.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.htmlhttps://www.asu.edu/titleIX.


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