27th July 2021 : Postdoc in Physics of cell motility at Johns Hopkins

Hi all,

I’m looking to recruit one or more postdoctoral scholars focusing on
theoretical and computational biophysics to work with me on the
physics of cell biology, in particular on cell-cell collisions.
Biological experience is nice but not necessary. Strong soft matter /
statistical physics background would be great! Please feel free to
forward to anyone who is looking for a position or colleagues with
graduating students.

Brian Camley
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Department of Physics & Astronomy; Department of Biophysics

Full advertisement details below:


We are looking for one or more postdoctoral scholars to work on the
physics of cell biology using theory and computation with Prof. Brian
Camley at Johns Hopkins University. In particular, we have dedicated
funding to support a postdoc for a collaboration between the Camley
group at JHU and the Nain group at Virginia Tech
(https://www.step-lab-vt.com/). (See our recent paper:
https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2011815118 and related work here:
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005239 ). Questions could
include understanding how cells adhere to fibers, how cell geometry
alters Rho GTPase dynamics, and developing data-driven models to
predict outcomes of cell-cell collisions.

We do have some flexibility in projects and funding, and candidates
who have additional ideas for projects in line with the group’s
interests are encouraged to mention them in their letter!

*** To apply, please email bcamley@jhu.edu with a CV and emails for
references. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling
basis, starting immediately. ***

This position will be for one year, renewable for up to three years.

We use tools from soft matter and statistical physics, so Physics PhDs
are a natural fit but many other PhDs (Mathematics, Engineering,
Biophysics, etc.) are also good fits. Fluency in computational methods
is required; prior experience in biological systems is nice but not

JHU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; we welcome
applications from women and members of underrepresented groups, and
will do our best to ensure a safe and supportive working environment
for all group members.

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