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We are seeking talented and motivated experimental as well as theoretical biophysics group members. If interested in my lab please send me an email directly (spresse@asu.edu).


We are seeking talented and motivated experimental as well as theoretical biophysics postdocs. Below is a brief advertisement for the theory position alone, although we are still seeking experimental applicants.

We seek multiple postdoctoral team members for work in Statistical Inference in Biophysics. Start date is flexible.

The successful candidate will work with Prof. Pressé to develop strategies to infer dynamical models of biological processes from imaging data sets--with resolution down to the single molecule level--inside living systems. Briefly, our goal is to use tools of Computational Statistics and Neural Nets to unravel: gene transcriptional network dynamics; single molecule dynamics especially in crowded environments; as well as protein and RNA interactions leading up to complex assembly kinetics and function.

We infer models from state-of-the-art imaging data sets in direct collaboration with experiments. As such, our work fosters cross-disciplinary knowledge of optics, computational statistics, numerical analysis, photophysics and biophysics. This postdoc hired here will collaborate closely with experimentalists and graduate students.

There is no teaching requirement. Rather, postdocs will focus their effort entirely on research to bolster their academic package. Teaching and training experience will be obtained from mentoring undergraduates and graduate students in their respective projects.

Knowledge in the following areas is helpful: Computational Statistics, Python/Matlab, Stochastic Processes, Machine Learning. Strong programming experience is required.

To apply, please send electronically to spresse@asu.edu the following materials: (a) a cover letter, (b) a CV including a full publication list, (c) the names and contact details of three references. For more information about the position, please contact spresse@asu.edu. The applications will be reviewed as they are received.

A background check is required for employment.

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Graduate Students

We are seeking talented and motivated experimental as well as theoretical biophysics graduate students. You may be admitted through any department in order to join my group. Graduate students with interests in theoretical biophysics, data analysis, fluorescence microscopy, microbiology and bacterial genetics are strongly encouraged to contact me directly (spresse@asu.edu). Please see our projects tab and our publications tab to get an idea of the types of problems we are thinking about.

Undergraduate Students

We are always looking for talented undergrads from a variety of majors (biology, chemistry, physics, math, CS, Eng.). We have both theoretical projects and experimental work underway in our lab. Please email, me (spresse@asu.edu) if you have an interest in research at the interface of physics and biology.