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Iowa State University Postdoc Research Associate - Biophysics in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Postdoc Research Associate - Biophysics

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

A postdoctoral research associate position in Biophysics is immediately available in Prof. Xuefeng Wang in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University. Prof. Wang studies cell mechanobiology using state-of-art molecular force sensors. The individual in this position will apply molecular force sensor and single-molecule imaging microscopy to study cellular forces during cell adhesion and migration. 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 biological applications in this exciting frontier of mechanobiology. To obtain more information about the research and publications, please visit our website ( https://faculty.sites.iastate.edu/xuefeng/ ). This position is supported by the NIH fund for three years. It is renewable after three years based on mutual satisfaction. The annual salary is commensurate with experience and starts at $50,000.

The successful candidate should be self-motivated with Ph.D. in physics, biophysics, biochemistry, bioengineering, molecular biology, or related fields. Experience in cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, and image analysis by Matlab is desired but not required. Interested individuals should submit a brief cover letter, CV, and the names and the contact information of 2-3 referees to Dr. Xuefeng Wang by email: xuefeng@iastate.edu.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in physics, biophysics, biochemistry, bioengineering, molecular biology or related fields

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, and image analysis by Matlab is desired but not required.

Proposed Start Date:October 1, 2021

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:August 31, 2022

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Application Instructions:

Interested individuals should submit a brief cover letter, CV, and the names and the contact information of 2-3 referees to Dr. Xuefeng Wang by email: xuefeng@iastate.edu.

The candidate selected for hire may be requested to provide documentation to verify the highest degree completed.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: June 4, 2021

Posting Close Date:August 31, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R5243

Iowa State University (http://www.iastate.edu/) is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community (http://www.diversity.iastate.edu/principles-of-community) .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu .

If you have questions about the application process please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email employment@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

General ISU compensation information can be found here:https://www.hr.iastate.edu/careers/compensation

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