Postdoctoral Associate Position
Laboratory of Enrique M. De La Cruz
Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (MB&B) Department
Areas of interests:
Actin cytoskeleton mechanics, cytoskeleton, actin binding protein and ATPase motor proteins, biochemical and biophysical approaches and techniques including quantitative equilibrium binding, transient kinetic analysis, fluorescence microscopy, microfluidics, electron cryo-microscopy, mathematical modeling and simulations.
Description of Department & Environment at Yale:
The MB&B Department at Yale includes a broad and interdisciplinary range of research including macromolecule structure, computational biology, cell biology, enzyme kinetics, and much more. Department coordinated information and formal events facilitate many interactions that often lead to new collaborative projects.
Formal events include a yearly off-site department scientific meeting, invited speaker seminars, and internal research and progress talks.
Informal events include Friday evening happy hours, various celebrations, and holiday parties. The environment is collegial and supportive.
Researchers in different laboratories are willing to share expertise and equipment. MB&B has access to multiple research centers/cores including cryo-EM, Chemical Biology Instrumentation Center, and various forms of microscopy.
This enables researchers to focus on asking the most interesting questions and not be limited by resources or equipment.
Scientific background: Ph.D. in (bio)chemistry, (bio)physics, engineering, molecular/cell biology, or computational biology. Personal characteristics: Highly self-motivated, independent, and enthusiastic. Ready to actively engage lab members and participate.
Lab Culture: In the De La Cruz lab, we strive to be an inclusive community, learning from the many perspectives that come from having differing backgrounds, beliefs, education, and experiences.
We expect that all group members will strive to create an environment that facilitates and encourages inquiry and self-expression, while also demonstrating diligence in understanding how others’ viewpoints may differ. Our diversity drives our science with our uniqueness being the power behind it.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and a statement of interest in the lab, research interests, and career goals.
Perspectives on diversity and inclusion, including desire to participate in ‘outreach’ activities, is also welcome.