Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Systems Stem Cell and Developmental Biology (PI Aryeh Warmflash) at Rice University (Lab website) . We use human embryonic stem cells as a model for studying cellular communication, self-organization, and spatial patterning during embryonic development. The lab utilizes a combination of quantitative experimental techniques and mathematical modeling to address fundamental questions in stem cell and developmental biology (for more details on the work, see Warmflash et al. Nature Methods 11:847, 2014; Sorre et al Developmental Cell 32:332, 2014).
Rice provides an exciting atmosphere for working at the interface between biology and physics with the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics and a new graduate program in Systems, Synthetic and Physical Biology hosted on campus as well as ample opportunity for collaboration with faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Applicants should hold a PhD in Biology, Physics, or other related field by the time of employment, have a track record of success in research, and a strong desire to work at the interface between quantitative and biological sciences. Applications from both experimental and theoretical scientists are welcome. Interested applications should send a one page letter highlighting previous research accomplishments and future research interests and a CV to Dr Aryeh Warmflash aryeh.warmflash [at] rice.edu