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Postdoctoral Scholar

Description The Department of Biomedical Engineering has a Postdoctoral Scholar position available to develop single-molecule microscopy tools for the investigation of plant biomass degradation for biofuels production. Candidates should have experience in optics and microscopy, preferably building or modifying microscopes. Diverse experience welcome, collaborative interdisciplinary spirit is expected. This DOE-funded project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Will Hancock (kinesin mechanochemistry; single-molecule microscopy), Charlie Anderson (plant cell biologist), and Ming Tien (biochemist) at Penn State University. The project involves building a microscope incorporating TIRF, Interferometric Scattering (iSCAT), and super-resolution capabilities to investigate cellulases and mechanisms of cell wall breakdown. Penn State has a thriving plant biology community with the potential for many new collaborations that will bring single-molecule techniques to new areas. The position requires a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in a scientific discipline. The position is available starting September 1, 2018 and will be initially funded for one year with the potential for up to three years. 82061
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