Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is an independent, ever-evolving philanthropy that supports basic biomedical scientists and educators with the potential for transformative impact. We believe in the power of individuals to make breakthroughs over time. HHMI scientists have radically advanced the understanding of cells, the brain, the immune system, the development of organs, and how to treat many diseases. Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 2,500 people across the U.S.
We are currently seeking an innovative, inventive and self-driven Postdoctoral Associatewithin the lab of Dr. Michelle Wangat Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The Wang lab operates where physics and biology intersect – pioneering single molecule techniques to investigate fundamental biological processes that impactDNA. More information about the lab, and links to publications, can be found on their website: http://wanglab.lassp.cornell.edu/.
To foster a diverse, collaborative research setting, we consider candidates from a broad range of backgrounds including single molecule biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology, nanofabrication, and instrumentation. Postdoctoral Associates will undertake creative and rigorous research to investigate DNA-based biological processes that allow novel, high resolution insights into the molecular mechanics of the cell.
PhD in physics, applied physics, engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field.
Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative group environment.
Effective communication skills, self-motivated, and a strong work ethic.
Applicants should submit both their curriculum vitae and a detailed statement on how their experience and interests relate to our work.