Postdoctoral Position in Biophysics/Biomaterials - Department of Physics
Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
SUPER-RESOLUTION IMAGING OF PROTEIN DYNAMICS IN THE EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX, Case Western Reserve University, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics
Position Description: We are seeking to immediately fill an NIH R35 MIRA-funded postdoctoral position in the lab of Professor Lydia Kisley, Department of Physics, at Case Western Reserve University [Cleveland, Ohio]. The start date is flexible. The Kisley Lab studies soft materials using single molecule microscopy with the goal to advance the single molecule materials field towards more complex, realistic conditions. The specific research area of both positions involves developing and applying super-resolution microscopy to study protein folding and diffusion within the extracellular matrix. (See our recent perspective at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2021.119767.)
Postdoc Position 1 (Biophysics, Biomaterials): Cell culture, protein expression, spectroscopy of protein folding, optical microscopy. Requires a Ph.D. degree in Experimental Biophysics, Bioengineering, Biophysical Chemistry, or a similar field
Career Support: Stable support for this position is available for up to five years at NIH NRSA Stipend Levels, conditional on annual reviews. Sponsorship for a visa is available, if required. The lab will also provide career development opportunities for this position such as funds for conference travel and support in developing pedagogical skills and grantsmanship, based on the researcher's future goals.
The Kisley Research Group is collaborative and supports diversity. The candidate will be responsible for working with other postdoctoral researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students in the lab and participate in maintaining a strong lab culture within the research group. We believe that the best research results from working with a diverse team. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates, along with those who have taken efforts to improve diversity in STEM.
The Department of Physics at CWRU is part of a larger community of biophysics research and activities in the Cleveland area. Possibilities to collaborate and network with the CWRU School of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals, among others, exist in these positions.
Application Details: Applications will be evaluated as they are received until the position is filled. Please contact [email protected] for more information. Full position descriptions and application instructions for submission are on our website:
In employment as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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CWRU was established in 1967 by the federation of Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology, which trace their origins to 1826 and 1880, respectively.
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