POSTDOCTORAL POSITION to Study Mechanics of the Nuclear Envelope via Data-Driven Computational Modeling.
We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the group of Dr. Khaled Khairy. The lab is located in the Department of Developmental Neurobiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. We combine continuum mechanics computational models of membrane-bound biological structures with state-of-the-art quantitative image analysis to gain insights into the basis for cell and organelle morphology, and to better understand mechanisms of shape change in normal and pathological cases (www.stjude.org/khairy).
Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing research experience and interests, and names and addresses of three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to a Ph.D. in Biophysics, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field, the successful candidate has experience with numerical methods, mathematical modeling, image processing and basic programming techniques. Training in shape representation, membrane mechanics, phase-field methods, Fourier methods and numerical optimization is preferred but not required. The successful candidate is expected to work independently as well as in collaborative efforts and to be highly motivated to significantly contribute to the field of cellular membrane mechanics and cellular image analysis. The fellow will benefit from both outstanding research facilities and a highly collaborative St. Jude community.
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