POSITION OPENINGS


Postdoctoral Associate:



The recently-launched BioSystems and Micromechanics Interdisciplinary Research Group (BioSyM IRG) of the MIT SMART center is seeking postdoctoral researchers in the area of experimental micromechanics of single molecules and microfluidics. The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. degree in the area of physics, biophysics, or related engineering / science departments from a reputable university, and will become a part of the interdisciplinary research team of SMART researchers. Expertise in optics and microscopy are strongly desired. In addition, familiarity with image analysis, polymer physics, and microfluidics would be desirable.

This project will be co-advised by Professor Patrick Doyle (MIT, Chemical Engineering) and Professor Jie Yan (NUS, Physics). The theme of the research will be aimed at coupling optical tweezers and microfluidics to study single DNA molecules in confinement and their interactions with proteins.

This position will primarily be based in Singapore, with the possibility for long stays at MIT (several months) as part of the international collaboration. Competitive compensation and support for travel will be provided. Applicants must have excellent technical, organizational, and communication skills, as well as the ability to work with other members of the team.

Applications should include a cover letter and a full CV / resume, together with names and contact information for up to three references. Please submit applications via email to both Prof. Doyle and Prof. Yan.



Email to Prof. Doyle
Email to Prof. Yan

Research Assistant:



Single-molecule experimental research on DNA and RNA helicases. Candidates should have MS degree in experimental biophysics or biochemistry. Experience with fluorescence labeling and imaging are strongly preferred. Applications should include a full CV / resume, together with names and contact information for up to three references. Please submit applications via email to Prof. Yan.



Email to Prof. Yan

Graduate Research Scholarship:



A graduate research scholarship is available for biophysical studies of DNA-protein interactions at Yan lab in the department of Physics, NUS. Candidates should apply to the graduate program of physics through NUS Physics Department. Please contact for more details via email to Prof. Yan



Email to Prof. Yan