Postdoctoral Scholars in Computational Biology and Experimental Biophysics

Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA

ID: 7081735
Posted: July 30, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Ó Maoiléidigh lab at Stanford University is seeking two Postdoctoral Scholars. Our lab’s goal is to answer fundamental questions about how sound signals are processed by the auditory system. We are seeking two highly-motivated scientists to work on a multidisciplinary team studying the mechanics and physiology of the ear’s sensory cells in collaboration with the Ricci and Grillet labs at Stanford University. This work involves cutting-edge approaches to computational biology, imaging, and single-cell physiology.

Position 1: (Computation) Develop and use models of the ear’s sensory cells to understand how they detect mechanical input caused by sound. Experience in hearing or cell mechanics is not required. Experience modeling biological systems is desired.
Position 2: (Experiment) Measure the morphology, mechanics, and responses of the ear’s sensory cells using optical/electron microscopy, electrophysiology, and by mechanically stimulating individual cells. Expertise in electron microscopy or single-cell biophysics is not required, but strong motivation to learn these and other techniques is desired.

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Applicants must have a PhD in physics, cell biology, engineering, neuroscience, biophysics, or a related field. The initial duration of an appointment will be two years with subsequent years upon mutual agreement.

Interested applicants should provide the following.
1) Cover letter
2) CV
3) One-page statement of research interests
4) Contact information for three references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Please email your application to using the subject heading "Postdoctoral Scholar Position".

Stanford University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching mission.