Deadline: 2018-12-01

Location: Idaho, United States of America

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Type: Postdoc

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Department of Physics at the University of Idaho. The primary objective of this position is to develop and apply an optical bioimaging instrument to quantify both enzyme and metabolome dynamics in single living cells. To meet this objective at low phototoxicity and enhanced spatiotemporal resolution, the project sets out to integrate different imaging modalities into a single microscope. This bioimaging strategy is expected to enable both fundamental understanding and important engineering insight into optimizing the production of renewable and low-cost biofuel precursors.

The applicant must hold a Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline. A strong background in optics and peer-reviewed publications are required. Ideally, the candidate will have additional expertise in imaging and adaptive optics. Expertise in single-cell biology is not required, but the position offers outstanding educational and research opportunities to this end.

Responsibilities will include development and execution of experiments, data analysis, manuscript preparation, presentation of results, and working with collaborators and other members of an interdisciplinary research team at the University of Idaho and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Applicants must be methodical, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and possess very good oral and written communication skills. The position will remain open until filled, and the application review process will start on November 26th. Yearly salary is commensurate with experience, ranging from $40,000 to $48,000.

The University of Idaho is a land-grant university located in Moscow, Idaho. Moscow offers a quality living environment located close to several metropolitan areas. Moscow is considered as one of the top 10 “best affordable places to live” in the US, where nearly a quarter of the population has a postgraduate degree. The state of Idaho and nearby state of Washington offer many outdoor recreation opportunities like hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and fishing.

For more information please contact Andreas E. Vasdekis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Information about our research can be found at: Inquiries will be considered until the position is filled.

To Apply: For online applications (preferred) please visit Application materials should include a cover letter detailing present and future research interests, a CV including bibliography, and the names and contact information for 2-3 references.

U of I is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.