Postdoctoral Associate, Physics
University at Buffalo
Seeking an enthusiastic and talented biophysicist/biochemist/polymer physicist/polymer chemist/biologist to join Banerjee Laboratory at University at Buffalo (UB) in studying liquid-liquid phase separation of intrinsically disordered proteins and RNAs. The position requires the application of state- of-the-art single-molecule fluorescence and force microscopy (Lumicks C-Trap) system to study the role of multi-component phase separation in biology.
Research duties include, but are not limited to:
Application of correlative optical tweezer and confocal fluorescence microscopy to study biomolecular condensates.
High-throughput phase separation assay development, and quantifying nucleic acid-protein interactions.
Explore the role of protein/RNA phase transition in human diseases.
The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic interdisciplinary team of graduate, undergraduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and a diverse set of collaborators with a research interest in deciphering and pharmacological targeting molecular-to-mesoscale protein-nucleic acid condensate structure, dynamics, and function. The team is supported by multiple NIH and foundation grants including an R35 grant from the NIH/NIGMS.
Details on our research and publications can be found at our website: https: // banerjeelab.org.
Ph.D. in Physics, polymer physics, chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, engineering, or related field.
Prior work in protein-RNA/DNA interactions, IDPs, protein-protein aggregation, optical traps, and fluorescence imaging, and/or microfluidics will be preferred.
Physical Demands Salary Range Competitive Work Hours
Monday – Friday Work hours as per Research Foundation guidelines
Campus North Campus Posting Alerts Special Instructions Summary
A cover letter, current CV with a description of prior experience and a list of publications, and contact information for 3 references are required to apply. Letters of recommendation are not required at the time of application.
Contact’s Name Dr. Priya Banerjee
Contact’s Title Assistant Professor Contact’s Email firstname.lastname@example.org Contact’s Phone 716-645-3444
Deadline for applicants Open Until Filled Date to be filled 02/01/2022