Position Summary: The Brangwynne Lab at Princeton University is currently accepting postdoctoral and senior researcher applications for a number of positions at the cutting edge of biological research. We are a team of biologists, physicists, and engineers whose primary goal is to understand the rules governing phase transitions and self-assembly within the cytoplasm, and their dysfunction in disease. But our interests range from cell growth and differentiation, to gene regulation, the development of new technologies, the role of disordered proteins, and non-equilibrium phase transitions.Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu and submit a cover letter, statement of research interests, and CV including the names of three references. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. This is a one year term with possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and funding. For more information, see our webpage and recent papers: www.softlivingmatter.com*Feric et.al. Coexisting liquid phases underlie nucleolar sub-compartments. Cell, 2016* Zhang et.al. RNA controls PolyQ protein phase transitions. Molecular Cell, 2015*Elbaum-Garfinkle et.al. The disordered P granule protein LAF-1 drives phase separation into droplets with tunable viscosity and dynamics. PNAS 2015*Brangwynne et.al. Phase transitions and the polymer physics of intracellular organization. Nature Physics, 2015*Feric et.al. A nuclear F-actin scaffold stabilizes ribonucleoprotein droplets against gravity in large cells. Nature Cell Biology, 2013
Essential Qualifications: PhD is required.We are seeking curious, hard working, and innovative scientists interested in working in an exciting interdisciplinary environment. Qualified candidates will have a strong background in quantitative biology, (bio)physics, (bio)engineering or related fields, and a solid publication record.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with techniques of cellular and molecular biology, cloning, instrumentation/device design (e.g. optics, microfabrication), quantitative light microscopy, and computational work or mathematical modeling would be useful. Prior work with model systems including cultured cells, C.elegans, and Xenopus would also be beneficial.
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