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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR - LASER SPECTROSCOPY/BIOPHYSICS

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR - LASER SPECTROSCOPY/BIOPHYSICS

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The Vaiana Lab @ Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar, expert in laser spectroscopy and optics, for experimental work in the area of biophysics. Start date as early as Summer 2018. Project: Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) are one of the most exciting systems in biophysics and physical chemistry. They pose fundamental challenges and are of key biomedical interest. Unlike folded proteins, IDPs function in highly disordered states that drive, for example, the formation of membrane-less organelles. The candidate will apply unique laser spectroscopy methods developed in our lab, to study Intrinsically Disordered Protein conformational dynamics, binding and phase separation, while working in close collaboration with an international team of experimentalists, theorists and computational groups. Salary and benefit package are competitive. The position is for one year and renewable for additional years, with funding available from NIH for up to 5 years.

Essential functions of the position:

  • Apply and develop laser-pump and other spectroscopic methods to study Intrinsically Disordered Proteins of biomedical interest
  • Write technical reports and manuscripts
  • Supervise/run laboratory maintenance operations.

Essential skills/qualifications

  • A Ph.D. completed 5 or fewer years ago in physical chemistry, physics, biophysics, chemistry, optical/electronic engineering, or related areas.
  • Expertise in laser spectroscopy and optics. Demonstrated ability to work with high power lasers (pulsed or cw) and other optical instrumentation.
  • Expertise in hardware/software interfacing and troubleshooting electronic problems.
  • Demonstrated verbal/written communication and ability to author technical and scientific reports and publications, and deliver scientific presentations.

Desired skills/experience

  • LabVIEW and MATLAB programming
  • Experience in one or more of the following is a plus: preparing polymer or protein solutions/protein purification; polymer/protein dynamics; physical chemistry and statistical mechanics of liquids.

To apply, please submit as a single PDF document: (1) a cover letter, which includes the names and email addresses of three references, (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, (3) a statement of research experience, with a list of the type of instrumentation developed and/or worked with and your specific role in it.

If you have any questions about the position, please email vaianalab@asu.edu.

Applications will be reviewed beginning July 3, 2018; if not filled, every day 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. 

Postdoctoral Researcher - CMT

Postdoctoral Researcher - CMT

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Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in condensed matter theory in the group of Prof. Onur Erten. Starting date is as early as January 1, 2018 and the position is for two years with a possible one year extension. The preference will be given to candidates with expertise and strong interests in strongly correlated systems, quantum magnetism, superconductivity and topological phases.

Full consideration will be given to applications received before October 30, 2017. Applications will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.

Applications should include a CV (including the list of publications) and a statement of research interests. Additionally, candidates must arrange for three letters of recommendations to be submitted. To apply please email your documents to onur.erten@asu.edu.

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.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Onur Erten, onur.erten@asu.edu.

Postdoctoral Researcher-Biophysics

Postdoctoral Researcher-Biophysics

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The Pressé lab @ Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking a strong and motivated postdoctoral scholar for theoretical work in the area of biophysics. Strong analytical and programming skills are required.Start date as early as Fall 2017. Project: modeling out-of-equilibrium phenomena and stochastic processes relevant at the scale of single molecule biophysics up to the level of whole cells. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with experimentalists and graduate students. Salary and benefit package are competitive. The position is for one year and renewable for additional years.

 

Essential functions of the position:

  • Apply and develop stochastic models relevant to single molecule biophysics
  • Write technical reports and manuscripts

Essential skills/qualifications

  • A Ph.D. completed 5 or fewer years ago in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Chemistry or directly related area
  • Outstanding knowledge and skills in analytical and numerical approaches to solving problems in applied mathematics preferably including stochastic processes and statistical physics
  • Extensive programming experience
  • Demonstrated verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to work in a multidisciplinary team environment, author technical and scientific reports and publications, and deliver scientific presentations

Desired skills/experience

  • Python/Matlab
  • Stochastic processes
  • Statistical physics

To apply, please submit as a single PDF document: (1) a cover letter which includes the names and email addresses of three references, (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications. 

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 2nd; if not filled, every day 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. 

Postdoctoral Researcher- Aberration-corrected Electron Microscopy of Nanostructured Catalysts

Postdoctoral Researcher- Aberration-corrected Electron Microscopy of Nanostructured Catalysts

 

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A Postdoctoral Research Associate position in aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) of supported metal and alloy nanoparticle catalysts is immediately available in Professor Jingyue (Jimmy) Liu’s group at Arizona State University (ASU). ASU houses one of the most advanced electron microscopy facilities in the world. The recent additions of the advanced electron microscopes include the JEOL ARM 200F TEM/STEM, the Nion UltraSTEM 100, the FEI Titan G2 AC-ETEM and the FEI Titan Krios.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Jingyue (Jimmy) Liu and with a multi-site project research team. The techniques of interest include developing and applying the most advanced STEM methods to fully characterize supported metal/alloy nanostructured catalysts and understand the structure-performance relationships of practical catalysts. 

Essential functions of the position:

  • Apply and develop STEM techniques to characterize a variety of supported metal/alloy nanoparticle catalysts
  • Analyze and evaluate the STEM results to obtain statistically meaning data
  • Investigate the structure-performance relationships of supported metal/alloy catalysts
  • Work with multi-site project team members to design new experiments
  • Write technical reports and manuscripts

Essential skills/qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in chemistry, materials science and engineering, physics or a related field
  • Outstanding knowledge and skills in STEM and associated techniques (HAADF, EDS and EELS)
  • Extensive experience in STEM characterization of supported metal/alloy catalysts
  • Demonstrated verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to work in a multidisciplinary team environment, author technical and scientific reports and publications, and deliver scientific presentations

Desired skills/experience

  • Knowledge and experiences in using modern SEM, microprobe and XRD

To apply, please submit as a single PDF document: (1) a cover letter which includes the names and email addresses of three references, (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications. 

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 28, 2016; if not filled, every day 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.