Research Associate – Theoretical Bio-physics
DescriptionThis position will involve theoretical research on the borderline between Biophysics and Soft Condensed Matter with the goal of connecting these two broad areas of science. The work will involve theoretical calculations, developing models and using simulations.
Some of the projects that the Research Associate may be involved with include:
• developing models of dielectric and magnetic nanoparticles for use in magnetic hyperthermia or as MRI contrast agents
• determining the effective dielectric properties of cells under various conditions such as electroporation
• developing models for membrane curvature and its influence on membrane function
The successful applicant will also be encouraged to develop their own research projects, with the aid of faculty within BioFrontiers. The work will be theoretical in nature but collaborations with experimentalists in BioFrontiers will be encouraged.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in physics or biophysics and will have extensive theoretical skills. Exposure to biological applications is preferred. They will:
• have a background in biophysics and soft condensed matter physics, an excellent research record, and the ability to collaborate with current faculty
• be able to problem solve, research and analyze situations and propose creative solutions
• be detail-oriented and have the ability to write in a compelling and clear manner.
Experience with effective medium theories, magnetic materials, multiferroics and/or liquid crystals is preferred.
The Research Associate will work with Physics and Biology researchers and will be expected to design, implement and monitor research projects producing significant research results. It is expected that they will generate new research directions, write and publish research papers, and write grant proposals. This position may involve supervision of graduate students.
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