17th September 2020 : Post-doc position to study tumor invasion with spheroids embedded in extracellular matrix at Syracuse/Cornell Universities

Dear colleagues,
  Please highlight the advertisement below to any of your
students/postdocs who might be interested in a postdoc position which
starts with biophysics/soft matter theory and also gives some
opportunities to learn to do biophysics experiments. I'm happy to answer
any questions about the position. We're really excited about the project.



How does the interplay between the mechanics of the extracellular matrix
(ECM) and the rigidity/fluidity of an embedded tumor spheroid
potentially prime the spheroid for invasion? The groups of Jen Schwarz
(Syracuse), Lisa Manning (Syracuse), and Mingming Wu (Cornell) are
seeking post-doctoral candidates interested in answering this question,
and related ones, using both modeling /and /experimental approaches. The
modeling will be conducted at Syracuse University in the groups of Jen
Schwarz and Lisa Manning to be followed by experimental tests of the
modeling predictions in the group of Mingming Wu at Cornell
University.  The candidate’s primary background should be theoretical
but with an itch to set foot in an experimental setting and work with a
leading experimentalist in tumor invasion, and her experienced lab
members, for some finite fraction of the duration of the position. The
initial appointment is for one year beginning in Fall 2020, with the
possibility of renewal for up to three years after which time the
successful candidate will be uniquely poised to tackle additional
problems in living matter where close feedback between modeling and
experiments is needed to help constrain the modeling. The salary is
negotiable based upon experience and research abilities.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and have
demonstrated experience in theoretical/computational soft matter or
biophysics. To apply, please send an email to jmschw02@syr.edu
 containing (1) a cover email that includes
your philosophy on the feedback between modeling and experiments, (2) a
curriculum vitae, (3) a brief description of research interests, and (4)
the email addresses of three references.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.

Further information about the research pursued by the three PIs is
available here:




Syracuse University and Cornell University are both committed to
excellence through diversity and are affirmative action/equal
opportunity employers. Members of minority groups and women are
especially encouraged to apply.


*M. Lisa Manning* | Director BioInspired Syracuse and Professor of Physics


Department of Physics
Physics Bldg 229B
Syracuse, New York 13244

*t* 315.443.3920 *e* mmanning@syr.edu *w*