Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), Department of Physics

Position ID:Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)-Department of Physics-PDF [#21719]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow: Physics of Cell Biology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Toronto, Ontario M5B2K3, Canada [map]
Subject Areas: Physics
Statistical and Biological Physics
Physical Biology
Cell Biology
Computational Biology (more...)
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2022/05/04)
Position Description:    

Postdoctoral fellow in physics of cell biology at Toronto Metropolitan University in Toronto, Canada

In the near future, I seek to hire a postdoctoral fellow to work on theoretical and computational physics of cell biology, with a PhD in a related field, to join my research group in the Department of Physics at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) in Toronto, Canada.

This funded position will investigate the nonequilibrium physics controlling protein targeting to organelles and the spatial organization of proteins within organelles. The position, available immediately, is for an initial appointment of 1 year, with extension to 2 years.

The research group focuses on understanding the physical limits and mechanisms for processes inside living cells. Our work combines quantitative modeling of cell biology with simulations and analytical theory, as well as close collaboration with experimental researchers. More information about the research group is available on the group website.

The ideal candidate will have experience in scientific programming, quantitative modeling of biological systems, and statistical mechanics. Strong communication skills, an appetite for interdisciplinary research, and a drive to push on challenging problems are also desirable. It is important that the candidate is interested in physics and cell biology.

Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) is located in downtown Toronto, Canada. Toronto is a multicultural city (2021 population of 2.8 million) on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Toronto offers many cultural, research, and professional opportunities.

This position will remain posted until filled, and applications will be evaluated as they are submitted.

Interested candidates should contact Aidan Brown at with a CV (including publication list), cover letter summarizing your expertise, and contact information for 2 to 3 references. In the subject line, please indicate "Application for postdoctoral fellow". Applications are particularly encouraged from groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

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Further Info:
Department of Physics
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3