Single-Molecule Job Board

Academic, research and science jobs in the single-molecule field

Open Positions

Postdoc | Buffalo, NY, USA

The Banerjee Lab at University at Buffalo is seeking a biophysicist/biochemist/polymer physicist/polymer chemist/biologist to join them as postdoc and study liquid-liquid phase separation of intrinsically disordered proteins and RNAs. Research duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Application of correlative optical tweezer and confocal fluorescence microscopy to study biomolecular condensates.
  • High-throughput phase separation assay development, and quantifying nucleic acid-protein interactions.

Postdoc | Arizona State University, AZ, USA

BIOmolecular Nanosystems with ever-Increasing Complexity & Size LABoratory (BIONICS LAB), also known as Hariadi lab is eager to recruit 2 postdocs who are interested in a multi-disciplinary approach to studying non-equilibrium organization of biomolecular systems. Applicants with expertise in at least one of these areas: (i) DNA nanotechnology, (ii) super-resolution mcroscopy, (iii) molecular biology (e.g., cytoskeleton, molecular motors), (iv) cryo electron microscopy, and (v) virology are encouraged to apply.

PhD position | Memphis, TN, USA

A Ph.D. position in the laboratory of Prof. Scott Blanchard at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is available.

Research in the Blanchard laboratory focuses on examining structure-function relationships in macromolecular assemblies, including bacterial and human ribosomes as well as integral membrane proteins, using a variety of genetic, biochemical, and spectroscopic approaches.

Applicants with a physics background who are enthusiastic and hardworking are encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications:

– Bachelor’s or master’s degree in biophysics, physics, chemistry, or a related field.
– Self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
– Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

Additional desirable qualifications:

– Proficiency with optical instrumentation.
– Proficiency in MatLab or Labview programming.
– Proficiency in data analysis.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, the names and email addresses of three references, as well as a brief statement on how their experience and goals relate to our work to Scott.Blanchard@STJUDE.ORG.

At St. Jude, we have one common goal: find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases through research and treatment. We seek talented and diverse faculty and staff to continue to provide superior care, leading-edge research, and unmatched resources at no cost to the family.

Faculty and Postdoctoral positions | Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

As an integral part of the Chinese efforts to build first-rate universities, the Center for Life Sciences (CLS) was established in 2011 at Tsinghua and Peking Universities. It is supported by the central government through the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Ministry of Finance (MOF). Collaboration in research will be highly encouraged among scientists from the two universities. At each university, the center will anchor faculty members distributed in multiple schools and departments, ranging from biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, to psychology and medicine, nurturing interdisciplinary interactions. The center expects its independent laboratories led by principal investigators to pursue important scientific questions. Applications are invited for Principal Investigator (PI) at Center for Life Sciences. They are recruiting scientists with the best potential to carry out creative research of long-term significance in the life sciences; positions are open at all ranks from Assistant, Associate and Full Investigatorship positions.

PhD position | Haifa, Israel

The Kaplan Lab has several openings for students interested in a PhD in experimental single-molecule biophysics.
Physics students: The position involves design and construction of an advanced optical setup combining optical manipulation and fluorescence detection, and its use to characterize the interplay between chromatin dynamics and gene expression.
Biology students: The position combining molecular biology and high resolution, single-molecule optical tweezers to study the interactions between transcription factors, polymerases, and chromatin.

The lab is a highly interdisciplinary one, and students can expect to acquire a wide set of skills during their studies. The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is located in the beautiful city of Haifa, on the Mediterranean coast.

Some recent works from the lab:

Rudnizky et. al., PNAS (2019),
Zananbiri et. al., eLife (2019),
Rudnizky et. al., Nature Communications (2016)

Postdoc | Kelowna, Canada

Located at the Single Molecule Mechano-Biology Lab, a part of the department of chemistry at UBC Okanagan. Students will work in a close-knit team on interdisciplinary single-molecule and single-cell research projects. We have projects in a variety of research areas including (but not limited to): 1. biosensor design and development, 2. bacterial and cancer cell adhesion, and 3. new biophysical technique development.

Postdoc | Delft, the Netherlands

In the context of a new initiative to strengthen collaborations between TU Delft and ErasmusMC, Gijsje Konderink’s Biological Soft Matter lab at TU Delft has a postdoc position available in the area of mechanobiology and cartilage repair. This project joins expertise in soft matter physics of tissues (TU Delft) and in regenerative medicine (collaborators at Erasmus MC) towards the aim of generating tissue-mimetic hydrogels for human disease models and tissue regeneration. The postdoc in the Delft group will focus on making and characterizing tissue-mimetic gels and studying cell-gel mechanobiology; at the same time, a postdoc in the Erasmus MC group will focus on stem cell differentiation, cartilage repair, and an osteoarthritis-in-a-dish model. In collaboration with neighboring groups, we will also explore applications for neuronal and liver tissue.

Postdoc | Atlanta, GA, USA

The Finzi-Dunlap lab and the C-Trap facility at Emory University seek a motivated experimentalist to study transcriptional regulation, and supervise the use of the new NSF/Emory-sponsored C-Trap microscope from LUMICKS which combines optical tweezers, single-molecule fluorescence detection, and microfluidics. The position is a unique opportunity to do cutting edge research and collaborate with a variety of exceptional investigators.

Postdoc | Delft, the Netherlands

We have an opening for a postdoctoral researcher in the exciting area of understanding the mechanisms of eukaryotic replication at the single-molecule level. This project provides you the unique opportunity to work with reconstituted eukaryotic systems and to explore their functioning from a quantitative mechanistic point of view. Candidates should have experience in biophysics or quantitative biochemistry.

Please send your cover letter with motivation, full CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Prof. Nynke Dekker at n.h.dekker ‘at’ tudelft.nl.

Postdoc | Chicago, IL, USA

The Zhou lab at the University of Illinois Chicago is recruiting a postdoc with experience in single-molecule instruments. Our lab is equipped with an advanced optical-tweezer instrument from LUMICKS. We are interested in a wide range of studies on intrinsically disordered proteins, including binding kinetics, conformations and dynamics under macromolecular crowding, and physical properties of protein droplets formed by liquid-liquid phase separation. To apply, please send CV and names of three references to hzhou43@uic.edu.

Postdoc | Leiden, the Netherlands

Leiden University invites applications for a post-doctoral fellow in the Faculty of Science, at the Mashaghi lab. The postdoctoral fellow will design and perform single-molecule experiments to understand biomolecular folding processes. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in physics (experimental and/or theoretical) or engineering with a strong publication record. The Mashaghi lab is a part of the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR), one of Europe’s premier drug research institutes. The lab is involved in interdisciplinary research at the interface of physics, engineering, and biomedicine.

Please inquire at a.mashaghi@gmail.com.

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