The lab “Cellular Spatial Organization”, Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, is looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow who will be mentored by Dr. Serge Dmitrieff. We aim at a physical understanding of how elements in the cell, such as the cytoskeleton, cell wall, etc. self-organize under mechanical constraints from their environment. The postdoc will be funded for 18 months with a possibility of extension.
The goal is to understand the mechanics of large scale cytoskeleton assemblies, a biological example of an active complex material made of semi-flexible polymer. To do that, we will collaborate with experts in all-atoms and coarse-grained simulations to develop a realistic mesoscopic model of cytoskeleton, improving existing numerical and analytical models. We will be able to test this mesoscopic model through collaboration with experimentalists.
The team “Cellular Spatial Organization” is an interdisciplinary team that hosts both theoreticians and experimentalists, and has gained a reputation on intracellular architecture and mechanics. We develop cutting-edge methods both experimental and theoretical. It is in an ideal scientific environment for a biophysicist, being located in a biology institute with a strong focus on experimental biophysics, and neighbour to an experimental and theoretical physics institute. It is also conveniently located inside Paris at the intersection of several public transport networks.
A PhD in physics, applied mathematics, or computational biology is strongly preferable. Publications in peer-reviewed journals are desirable.
Send a CV and a cover letter to serge [dot] dmitrieff [_AT_] ijm [dot] fr