2 Postdoc positions

2 Postdoc positions in biological and soft matter physics, theoretical/computational research, Šarić lab, University College London

Two postdoctoral positions (up to three years each) are available in the area of theoretical and computational soft matter and biological physics in the Šarić group at University College London.

Possible projects include, but are not limited to:

  1. Physics of membrane remodelling and cutting in cell trafficking and division
  2. Evolving nanomachinery of desired properties
  3. Protein assembly driven far from thermodynamic equilibrium

The above projects involve close collaborations with experimental labs of Prof Buzz Baum (UCL Laboratory for Molecular and Cell Biology), Dr Jeremy Carlton (the Francis Crick Institute), and Prof Jan Löwe (Cambridge Laboratory for Molecular Biology). 

About you: Physicists, biophysicists, computer scientists, biologists with quantitative experience, engineers and others with relevant backgrounds are welcome to apply. No prior knowledge of biology is necessary. Please send your CV and a brief statement on why you’d like to join us and how your interests/skills fit with our research to a.saric AT ucl.ac.uk

About us:  We are an interdisciplinary group that develops minimal computer models of collective phenomena in living systems. Our research areas include functional and pathological protein assembly, reshaping of cellular and artificial membranes, and cellular trafficking. We use methods of soft matter and statistical physics, like molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, and as of recently, interface them with methods of artificial intelligence. We are based at the UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, both in central London. We are also an integral part of the Institute for the Physics of Living Systems (IPLS), which is a lively cross-faculty institute with a mission to foster research at the interface of physical and life sciences.

The positions are available after October 1st 2019 and will be available until filled.