Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago

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Position ID:UofC-IME-PDSTAY [#9522]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Single-Cell & Microfluidic Systems
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Systems Biology
Bioengineering / Bioinformatics
Physics / Biological Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/08/11, finished 2018/07/22, listed until 2018/01/16)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral position on spatially resolved single-cell analysis from tissue (transcriptome and proteome)

Applications are invited for an immediate opening at the Systems Biology and Bioengineering Group led by Professor Savas Tay, at the Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago (

Our group develops single-cell analysis methods and microfluidic systems to improve measurement functionality, accuracy and throughput, and applies these tools to problems in signaling, immunity and cellular information processing. We are particularly interested in multiplexed proteomic and transcriptomic methods at the single-cell level, with applications to intact tissue. In this project, we will develop single cell sequencing and single-cell proteomics methods where the spatial position of every cell in the tissue is recorded along with the measurement of its genome, transcriptome and proteome. Such a measurement capability will allow us to discover new cell types and functional states, create a Human Cell Atlas, and broadly impact a range of fields in Systems Biology and Medicine.

Applications from a range of backgrounds including Engineering, Chemistry, Physics and Biology are invited. Desired skills include cell culture, basic biochemistry, microscopy, image processing, and programming. Dealing with tissue sections will be necessary. Experience with sequencing, microfluidics, cloning, and modeling are a plus. Our laboratory is affiliated with the Institute for Molecular Engineering ( and Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology (

HOW TO APPLY: Highly motivated candidates should send an application package with research interests, full CV with experimental and computational skills listed in detail, names and contact information of 3 references to Savas Tay ( Applications should be submitted beginning August 12, 2017 and applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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