The newly opened Rojas Lab in the Department of Biology and the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at New York University is hiring a postdoctoral scientist, beginning Spring 2020.
The lab investigates i) the feedback systems that control bacterial growth and ii) the adaptations that allow bacteria to survive in diverse environments. We focus on understanding how cells incorporate physical signals, such as mechanical forces and electric fields, into the biochemical systems that regulate these processes. To address these questions, we combine classical approaches from microbiology and biochemistry with novel biophysical assays, microfluidic technology, a variety of state-of-the-art microscopy techniques, mathematical theory, and computational modeling. Please see rojaslab.com for more information.
The individual will spearhead independent research and communicate this research at conferences and through publications.
The ideal applicant would have experience or training in one or more of the following: molecular microbiology, biochemistry, microscopy, computer programming, or mathematical/physics theory. As the biosciences become increasingly quantitative and computational, this is an ideal opportunity for a biology student who is interested in gaining expertise in computational and physical biology, or for a physics/engineering student interested in gaining expertise in molecular biology and microbiology.
The commitment would be for 2 years, with 1-3 additional years implicit, depending on progress. During this time, the goal is to publish at least 2-3 high impact first-author papers.
If you're interested in learning more about the position or about specific projects, please look over recent publications at rojaslab.com/publications Please also include a CV and a short description of your background and interests in science..
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