Position Announcements

Postdoctoral position in cell mechanics



Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Department of Physics and at the
University of California, San Diego, invite applications for a postdoctoral research
position examining the morphological basis of mechanical sensitivity in
bioluminescent marine cells. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary
research group that studies the relationship between cell mechanics using atomic
force microscopy, cell morphology using laser confocal microscopy, and
physiological sensitivity using microfluidics. Whole-cell bioluminescence is used
as a reporter of mechanical stress. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant
field (e.g., biology, bioengineering, physics, or engineering), demonstrated
expertise in atomic force microscopy and light microscopy, and knowledge of
biomaterials, elastic materials, and cellular biophysics. Proficiency in English,
both written and verbal, and demonstrated leadership skills are requirements.
Qualified candidates should contact Dr. Michael Latz at mlatz@ucsd.edu.
General information about the project PI’s can be found at
http://siobiolum.ucsd.edu and http://physics.ucsd.edu/~groisman.

To apply, send a curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests and
accomplishments, and arrange for one letter of reference to be sent. Also provide
the names and contact information of two additional references. Applications will
be accepted until the position is filled. UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity /
Staff Affirmative Action Employer that values a diverse workforce.