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Staff Scientist - Theoretical Biological Physics

National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:

Join us on the edge of discovery at both cell and molecular levels.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest medical research facility, has a challenging position available in the Biophysical Chemistry Section of the Laboratory of Chemical Physics, NIDDK. The candidate will be conducting cutting edge theoretical research on computational biological physics, thermodynamics and kinetics of protein function and self-assembly, development of image analysis methods using machine learning methods, development of theoretical models, and sickle cell anemia.


Qualifications for this position include a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in physics and a minimum of 5 years of postdoctoral experience in theoretical biological physics. Extensive accomplishments in computational biological physics, theoretical model development, protein kinetics, protein thermodynamics, and image analysis with machine learning methods are required. Candidates should also have strong background in the application of theoretical biological physics to hemoglobinopathies, such as sickle cell anemia. 

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a current C.V., Bibliography and three letters of reference, which should be e-mailed to Dr. William A. Eaton at  Applications must be received by July11, 2020 and should be sent to:

William A. Eaton, M.D., Ph.D.
Laboratory of Chemical Physics
Branch Administrative Specialist
Danica Day



This post will be available until July 12, 2020 or until filled.

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