We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position examining the morphological basis of mechanical sensitivity in bioluminescent marine cells. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary research group that studies the relationship between cell mechanics using atomic force microscopy, cell morphology using laser confocal microscopy, and physiological sensitivity using microfluidics. Whole-cell bioluminescence is used as a reporter of mechanical stress. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., biology, bioengineering, physics, or engineering); demonstrated expertise in atomic force microscopy, especially force spectroscopy, and light and fluorescence microscopy; and knowledge of biomechanics and cellular biophysics. Proficiency in English, both written and verbal, and demonstrated leadership skills are requirements.
The appointment is for a minimum of one year, with the possibility of extending to years 2 and 3 based on successful review. Salary level is based on qualifications and per union contract. Qualified candidates should contact Dr. Michael Latz at email@example.com. General information about the project PI’s can be found at http://siobiolum.ucsd.edu and http://physics.ucsd.edu/~groisman. To apply, send a curriculum vitae and a brief description of research interests and accomplishments. Arrange to have a confidential letter of reference submitted to Dr. Latz, and provide the names and contact information of two additional references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity / Staff Affirmative Action Employer that values a diverse workforce.