Employment Opportunities

The Timp Nano-Bio Group at Notre Dame is hiring post-doctoral researchers. We are seeking qualified individuals to support research projects in synthetic biology such as single molecule spectroscopy using solid-state nanopores, or time and space-resolved studies of gene activity in living cells. The positions are associated with the University of Notre Dame Biological Sciences and Electrical Engineering Departments. The successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. in physics, biophysics, electrical engineering or a related discipline, with a proven capacity for world-class research that is reflected in a publication record.

Currently we are seeking a Ph.D. to support research at the University of Notre Dame in nanobiotechnology. Projects involve confocal imaging of spatially-resolved gene activity in real time in synthetic tissue organized with optical tweezers on hydrogel scaffolds in a microfluidic device; and high-resolution imaging of cells under physiological conditions with a TEM using a liquid cell. Considerable skill in implementing experiments to probe the interactions between living matter or biomolecules and light, electronics, and/or abiotic nanostructures is required. Extensive experience in a subset of the following areas is mandatory: laser and free-space optics and optical tweezers; micro- and nano-fluidics; confocal microscopy and immunofluorescene; genetic engineering and molecular biology; transmission electron microscopy; semiconductor processing; low-noise, electrical measurement techniques including lock-in measurements; and a facility for programming especially in Labview, MATLAB, and Igor.

Interested applicants should send a detailed CV, along with a list of publications, and at least three letters of recommendation preferably via email (gtimp@nd.edu) to Prof. Gregory Timp, 316 Stinson-Remick Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556