We are seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position available immediately. Qualified applicant will work on developing microfluidic devices that will be combined with various spectroscopic methods and applied to study of biological systems.
The project would include but not be limited to applications of single molecule spectroscopy to understanding of protein folding reactions. Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in engineering, chemistry, physics, materials science or a related field. The work will involve design, fabrication & characterization of the microfluidics devices and their applications. The candidate would have access to research facilities at both at Center for Biophotonics S&T at UC Davis and at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Opportunities also exist for close collaboration with Single Molecule Biophysics Group at UCLA http://smb.chem.ucla.edu/ and with the laboratory of Prof. L. Lapidus at Michigan State (http://www.pa.msu.edu/~lapidus/introduction.htm). Experience in as many of the following disciplines is not necessary but it would be a plus: computational fluid dynamics, micro- and nano-fabrication, microfluidics, fluorescence microscopy. The ideal candidate would be a person with experience in one of the following three disciplines: microfluidics, biophysics or fluorescence microscopy, who wants to learn about the other two.