- Iowa State University
- Location: Ames, IA
- Job Number: 7098891
- Posting Date: Apr 28, 2022
- Application Deadline: Jul 28, 2022
Job DescriptionA postdoctoral researcher position is available in Prof. Xuefeng Wang’s lab at Iowa State University. Wang Lab studies cell mechanobiology using state-of-art molecular force sensors. We are particularly interested with the biomechanical behaviors of immune cells, blood cells and cancer cells. The individual in this position will apply molecular force sensor and single-molecule imaging microscopy to study cellular forces during cell adhesion, migration and other cellular functions. Our current force sensor is capable of imaging single molecular tensions generated by cells, enabling cellular force study with unprecedented ultra-sensitivity and super-resolution. The recruited postdoc researcher will be commissioned with both method development and biomedical applications in this exciting frontier of mechanobiology. To obtain more information about the research and publications in our lab, please visit the website (https://faculty.sites.iastate.edu/xuefeng/). This position is supported by NIH fund for three years. It is renewable after three years based on mutual satisfaction. Annual salary is commensurate with experience and starts at $50,000.
Our lab welcomes applicants from diverse disciplines. Although housed in the department of Physics, we are affiliated with the department of Biophysics, Biochemistry and molecular Biology, and our studies have strong focus on Cell Biology and mechanobiology. Applicants with background in Physics, BioPhysics, Biochemistry or Cell Biology are all welcomed to apply. Lab members in our lab have been generally productive, with each one publishing one paper per 1-2 years in highly influential journals such as ACS Nano, JACS, Current Biology, JCB, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, etc. Most postdoctoral alumni from our lab have found faculty positions in US or the in the country of origin.
The successful candidate should have Ph.D. in Biophysics, biochemistry, bioengineering, molecular biology or related fields. Experience in cell culture, fluorescence microscopy and image analysis is preferred but not required. Good communication and writing skills are desired. Interested individuals should submit a CV and a list of 2-3 referees (only contact information is needed for initial application) to Dr. Xuefeng Wang by email: [email protected]