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The Department of Physics at Arizona State University is home to a rich and diverse group of world-class scholars and scientists, dedicated to shaping the next generation of leaders and researchers and advancing our understanding of the universe.

We are currently looking for ambitious, creative scientists to join our community in the following areas. Please feel free to direct any questions to our Department Manager, Ixchell (Ixxy) Paape, at Ixchell.Paape@asu.edu.

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Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Job # 14005)

Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Job # 14005)

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The department of Physics at Arizona State University seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research scholar to work in the field of optical and computational biophysics.

The successful applicant will design and lead research in the Shepherd laboratory within the Center for Biological Physics (https://cbp.asu.edu/). She/he will work under the supervision of Prof D. Shepherd and collaborate with other groups within the center, department, and across campus. Work may involve the development of and application of optical sectioning fluorescence microscopy and adaptive optics methods within highly scattering media. One example is an NIH funded project on long-term multi-color imaging of mouse lung organoids and explants to track individual cells throughout lung development. Minimum qualifications: PhD in physics, biophysics, developmental biology, or related field at the time of the appointment. Experience designing and/or applying imaging methodologies to biological questions. Desired Qualifications:  Experience with single-cell imaging, designing image analysis routines to extract information from high content imaging experiments, and experience with RNA fluorescent in situ hybridization, immunofluorescence, and super-resolution imaging. Experience with light-sheet fluorescence microscopy. Experience with lung developmental models. Applicants are responsible for having three references sent to the address below by the relevant deadline, and for providing the names of these referees and a CV. More details can be obtained from douglas.shepherd@asu.edu.

ASU is situated near Phoenix, Arizona, and is one of the largest universities in the United States. Recently ranked as one of the top 100 research universities in the world, its 40 Physics department faculty work mainly in Biophysics, Nano and Materials Science, Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics, and hold many honors (http://physics.asu.edu).

To apply, please send electronically to <<insert email address here>> the following materials:  a cover letter, a CV, a publication list, and a detailed summary of research experience and interests, and 3 reference letters. Applications should be submitted in one complete attachment. For more information about the position, contact Douglas Shepherd, douglas.shepherd@asu.edu.

The initial review of applications will begin <<insert deadline here>> 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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Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Job # 12927)

Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Job # 12927)

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BIOPHYSICS

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

We are seeking a postdoctoral research scholar team member for work in Statistical Inference in Biophysics. This is a full-time benefits-eligible appointment for one year with the possibility of renewal up to one or two more years. Start date is flexible. 

The successful candidate will work with Dr. Presse 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 use tools of Statistics, including but not limited to Bayesian nonparametrics, to unravel single-molecule dynamics in crowded environments as well as their interactions leading up to protein complex assembly kinetics and function. We infer models from state-of-the-art imaging data sets.  As such, our work fosters cross-disciplinary knowledge of optics, computational statistics, numerical analysis, photophysics, and biophysics. This postdoc hired here will collaborate closely with experimentalists and graduate students.

Knowledge in the following areas is helpful: Computational statistics, Python/Matlab, stochastic processes, machine learning. Strong programming skills are required.

To apply, please send electronically to spresse@asu.edu the following materials:  a cover letter, a CV, a publication list, and a summary of research experience and interests. Applications should be submitted in one complete attachment. Please have 3 reference letters sent by letter writers directly to the same email address as above.  For more information about the position, contact Steve Presse, spresse@asu.edu.

Ph.D. completed 4 or fewer years ago in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Physics or related discipline is required. 

Group website: http://statphysbio.physics.asu.edu

The initial review of applications will begin two weeks from posting; 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.html.  https://www.asu.edu/titleIX.

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

 

Postdoctoral Research Scholar (JOB# 12520)

Postdoctoral Research Scholar (JOB# 12520)

 

The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science (http://beyond.asu.edu) at Arizona State University invites applications for up to two postdoctoral research scholars to work on the theory of life’s origins, with emphasis on the deep conceptual foundations.  These full-time, benefits-eligible positions are renewable on an annual basis (July 1 – June 30), contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Applicants must be within five years of receipt of their Ph.D. to be considered for initial appointment and for subsequent annual renewal. 

Ideal candidates will be able to apply theory directly to experimental data and be adventurous enough to develop radically new ideas.  A background in physics or computer science is preferred, but promising candidates across all disciplinary backgrounds will be considered.  The candidate will work under the direction of Prof. Sara Walker (see emergence.asu.edu for more details of the research program) and will also interact with other faculty in the Beyond Center including Paul Davies, and faculty in the Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, a collaboration between Arizona State University and the Santa Fe Institute. 

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in a related field by the time of appointment.

Desired Qualifications: background in physics or computer science.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests in pdf format to Jeanette Perez at perezjr@asu.edu.  They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address.  Initial review of complete applications will begin on September 30, 2018, is preferred, if not filled, every week thereafter until the search is closed.  Further inquiries should be emailed directly to Sara Walker (sara.i.walker@asu.edu) or Paul Davies (paul.davies@asu.edu). 

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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.

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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.