Open Research Positions

Positions:

Visiting Faculty
Post-doctoral Researchers
Technicians
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students
K-12 Students

A. Visiting Faculty Positions

Visiting Senior Scientists

National and international scientists are sought to visit the University of Washington to collaborate with the research group of DURINT Project on this Campus. The scientists would have access to all facilities and research provisions, and be paid a monthly salary. The expertise areas are: molecular genetics, combinatorial biology, protein/protein, protein/DNA, protein/surface interactions (with emphasis on molecular force measurements), protein structure and binding, spectroscopies (NMR, CD, SPR, FTIR), device design and fabrication in nanoelectronics, nano-photonics, and nanomagnetics. Duration of visitation could be from 1 month to 12 months.

Please send a 1-page letter including intend, career background, short list of research interests, and CV (1-page) (plus the names for letters of recommendation) to Prof. M. Sarikaya, sarikaya@u.washington.edu.

B. Post-doctoral Researchers

Combinatorial Biology for Inorganic Materials

University of Washington is seeking several talented individuals for post-doctoral positions in its research on phage display and cell-surface display technologies in selecting proteins for inorganics. This relatively new and exciting research area, with immense implications in molecular biomimetics, nanotechnology, tissue engineering, and molecular electronics and photonics, is highly cross-disciplinary among faculty with broad expertise in a set of multi user facilities in Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Microbiology/Genetics Departments. These positions are for 2-3 years, but can be extended further. Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in genetics, biochemistry, ChemE/Chem, and/or microbiology, with strong background in combinatorial biology, peptide purification, and spectroscopic/structural analysis are desired. Applicants should send their resumes and the names of three referees to Professors M. Sarikaya or F. Baneyx at sarikaya@u.washington.edu or
baneyx@cheme.washington.edu, respectively.

C. Technicians

     Currently no position is available under this title.

D. Graduate Students

Polydisciplinary graduate students (Ph.D.) are being sought to work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment in a DURINT project with background in molecular and/or cell biology, macromolecular assembly, chemistry of materials, scanned probe microscopy and spectroscopy (STM, AFM, NSOM, STS) and nanoelectronics/magnetics. Our highly collaborative and integrative project involves four departments with multisupervisory opportunities in molecular biomimetics, micro- and nanotechnology, genetics and biochemistry, and materials sciences. The polydisciplinary experience (an up-and-coming trend) gained in our laboratories will be invaluable in building up a strong research background to prepare grads for their future career (in both health and physical sciences and engineering areas) at competitive research universities and current/future industries.

Please send a 1-page letter including intend, career background, short list of research interests, and CV (1-page) to Prof. M. Sarikaya, sarikaya@u.washington.edu.

E. Undergraduate Research Students & Laboratory Helpers

Undergradute Students

Polydisciplinary undergraduate students (freshman through junior) are being sought to work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment in a DURINT project with background in materials, chemistry, physics, computer science, EE, genetics, biochemistry, and cell biology. The UG students would have their own research focus working in close collaboration with a grad student or a post-doctoral scientist. Our highly collaborative and integrative projects involve four departments with multisupervisory opportunities in molecular biomimetics, micro- and nanotechnology, genetics and biochemistry, and materials sciences. Students working in our laboratories will gain experiences that will help them in their future career in areas of fundamental polysciences (physical and biological), traditional and polyengineering (biomimetics, tissue engineering, biomaterials engineering, and nanotechnology) and will be invaluable in building up a strong research background to prepare UGs for their future career at competitive universities and industries.

Please send a 1-page letter including intend, career background, short list of research interests, and CV (1-page) to Prof. M. Sarikaya, sarikaya@u.washington.edu.

F. K-12 Students

High School Students

Students from local high schools are being sought to assist in carrying out research in a multidisciplinary and multi-investigator project in molecular biomimetics. Students with a definite work schedule beyond their regular school work and with high academic background are desirable. High school students will work with a grad student or a post-doc in an experimental or theoretical aspect of the on-going research. The experience gained in our laboratories will be invaluable in building up a strong research background to prepare them for their future career at competitive universities.

Please send a 1-page letter including intend, career background, and short list of interests (plus 2 teachers as supporters) to Prof. M. Sarikaya, sarikaya@u.washington.edu.



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