We are in the midst of our annual search for postdoctoral fellows, both
theorists and experimentalists, interested in the physics of biological
Our efforts at building an interactive and collaborative environment are
coordinated through the Center for the Physics of Biological Function
University and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
We are a core group of fifteen faculty working on problems across the
full range of biological organization, from single molecules to groups
of organisms, united by our search for common physical principles
underlying the beautiful phenomena of life.
Center Fellows are an essential part of our intellectual community, and
have the flexibility to initiate and pursue projects that span the
interests of multiple faculty mentors. We have a particularly strong
culture of theory/experiment collaboration, and individual Fellows have
played key roles in developing these collaborations. Successful fellows
have come both from PhDs in biological physics and from more traditional
areas of physics; some have had as many as four different faculty
co-authors during their time with us, while some have written papers
only with other postdocs and students.
We ask your help in bringing this opportunity to the attention of your
young colleagues. Applications must be made here
deadline is October 10, and we will have (in person) interviews on
November 1 and December 6, so we ask interested candidates to act soon.
Start dates as early as February 2023 are possible, and we hope all
new Fellows will join us by Fall 2023.
In addition to the Center Fellow position, there are other postdoctoral
fellows programs at Princeton that might be of interest to your students:
The Princeton Center for Theoretical Sciences
theoretical work, and at any moment one or two of these fellows are
focused on biological physics. Candidates must be nominated by their
The Dicke Fellowship
supports outstanding young experimentalists across all areas of physics,
including biological physics. Applications must be made here
the deadline is October 21.
The Lewis-Sigler Scholars program combines research with a modest amount
of teaching in our interdisciplinary courses. Scholars engage with a
quantitative biology community that extends beyond our biological
physics group. Applications must be made here
the deadline is October 15.
All of these programs hope to attract applicants from across all
segments of our society. Princeton’s
Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Fellows who will contribute to diversifying our community. Candidates
must be nominated by a potential Princeton faculty mentor, and
nominations are due November 1.
We emphasize that fellows supported by all of these programs have
engaged fully with our Center community.
If there are candidates whom you think we should encourage more
directly, simply reply to this message with their names and contact
information, and we can do the rest.
With thanks for your help, and best wishes,
Bill & Josh
William Bialek and Joshua Shaevitz
Directors, Center for the Physics of Biological Function