Post-doctoral Researcher or Senior Researcher

Princeton University

Princeton , NJ

Job posting number: #7122184

Posted: January 26, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Joseph Research Group is searching for postdoctoral or more senior candidates interested in computer simulation studies of intracellular spatiotemporal organization, biomolecular self-assembly, and soft condensed matter. The successful candidate will develop computer simulation approaches to understand compartmentalization inside cells (e.g., formation of biomolecular condensates) and to leverage these findings for bioengineering applications. Candidates completing (i.e, with a confirmed defense/viva date) or holding a PhD in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, bioengineering, or a closely related field, with a strong interest in biological systems are particularly encouraged to apply.

We seek candidates with expertise in some of the following areas: molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo simulations, statistical mechanics, computer programming (e.g., C++, Python), polymer theory, molecular modeling (e.g., of proteins and nucleic acids), coarse-grain and polymer model development, multiscale modeling, molecular simulation code/software (e.g., LAMMPS, GROMACS, AMBER, OpenMM). Prior experience with applying simulations to biomolecular systems is a plus but not required.

Princeton University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We actively seek students, faculty, and staff of exceptional ability and promise who share in our commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, and who will bring a diversity of viewpoints and cultures. In doing so, we encourage applications from individuals whose personal identities, backgrounds and/or interests (as demonstrated by their research, service, mentoring and/or advising) align with our commitments and will contribute to the excellence and diversity, in its broadest terms, of our department.

Applicants should apply at: and include a cover letter, CV (including a list of publications), research interest statement (a discussion of past research, expertise, and research interests), and contact information for three references. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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