University of California, Santa Barbara, Campas Lab

Position ID:University of California, Santa Barbara-Campas Lab-POSTDOC [#14188]
Position Title: Postdoctoral position on the Physics of Active Multicellular Systems
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Santa Barbara, California 93106, United States
Subject Areas: Biophysics / Active systems
Biomechanics / Developmental Biomechanics
Appl Deadline:2019/09/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/08/05, finished 2020/03/22, listed until 2020/02/05)
Position Description:    

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The Campas group at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is seeking independent, passionate, and motivated applicants for a postdoctoral position to study the physics of active multicellular systems. A Ph.D. in physics (or related fields) and previous experience in instrumentation and/or advanced physical measurements, as well as interest in biological systems, are required. Experience in biophysics or soft-matter physics will be considered positively, but is not required. The successful candidate will be able to work in a collaborative manner with a highly interdisciplinary group of researchers, including physicists, engineers and biologists.

Our group uses interdisciplinary and quantitative approaches to study the physical and mechanical processes underlying embryonic morphogenesis. We have recently developed novel techniques to quantify and perturb local tissue mechanics using magnetically-responsive microdroplets (Campàs et al., Nature Methods, 2014; Serwane et al., Nature Methods, 2017). These techniques offer unique opportunities to study physical aspects of multicellular systems quantitatively (Mongera et al., Nature, 2018).

This is a renewable, two-year position with full benefits, that will be extended as needed upon good performance of the candidate. Salary will be competitive and dependent on the level of experience of the candidate. Applicants should email a CV and a description of research interests (explained in a cover letter) to Prof. Campas (, and also arrange for at least two references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf. If preferred, applicants can complete directly the application form through AcademicJobsOnline. Applications submitted by September 15th, 2019 will receive priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. Start date is flexible.

The University of California, Santa Barbara provides an exceptional, interdisciplinary and collaborative environment for scientists interested in quantitative biology and systems biology (including exposure to the Santa Barbara/KITP Summer School on Quantitative Biology).

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University of California, Santa Barbara
Bioengineering bldg., 3004
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

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