4th July 2019 : Postdoc – Auditory Biophysics: Optics & Theory – Imperial College London and Institut Curie

Dear Colleagues,

we welcome candidates with expertise in theoretical modelling or in
optics and instrument development, who want to apply their skills in the
field of the biophysics of hearing. Two postdoctoral positions in Dr.
Andrei Kozlov’s lab (www.kozlovlab.com ) in
the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London are supported
by a five-year Wellcome Trust Investigator Award: one experimental and
one theoretical in collaboration with Thomas Risler from Institut Curie
in Paris. Informal inquiries are welcome.

For more details, please see the announcement below and/or attached
document.

I would be grateful if you would kindly pass on this announcement and/or
attached document in your institution.

Best regards,
--
Thomas Risler
Maître de conférences, Sorbonne Université
Institut Curie - Laboratoire Physico-Chimie Curie
Tél. : +33 (0)1 56 24 69 41

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We welcome candidates with expertise in theoretical modelling or in
optics and instrument development, who want to apply their skills in the
field of the biophysics of hearing. Two postdoctoral positions in Dr.
Andrei Kozlov’s lab (www.kozlovlab.com ) in
the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London are supported
by a five-year Wellcome Trust Investigator Award: one experimental and
one theoretical in collaboration with Thomas Risler from Institut Curie
in Paris.

We investigate mechano-electrical transduction by hair cells, the
receptor cells of the inner ear. These cells can detect and amplify
atomic-scale vibrations at thousands of cycles per second. We are
interested in understanding the mechanisms underlying this extreme
sensitivity. To achieve our goal, we combine novel experimental and
theoretical approaches.

The experimental position will focus on developing new optical methods,
including laser interferometry, and combining them with
electrophysiology. Practical knowledge of optics or optomechanics is
essential for this work. For more information about this kind of
research, see Kozlov et al., /Nature,/ 2011.

The theoretical position focuses on modelling mechano-electrical
transduction, combining analytical and numerical techniques, and is in
collaboration with Dr. Thomas Risler at Institut Curie in Paris. For
this position, a good background and track record in Theoretical Soft
Matter, Statistical Physics or a related discipline will be appreciated.
For more information about this kind of research, see Gianoli, Risler
and Kozlov, /PNAS/, 2017.

The positions will start between September 2019 and January 2020. Please
send the names of three references, a CV with a list of publications and
preprints, and an application letter describing your interests and
skills. Informal inquiries are welcome.

Contact: Andrei Kozlov & Thomas Risler

a.kozlov@imperial.ac.uk  and
_thomas.risler@curie.fr _

See Attachement : Postdoc_Auditory_Biophysics_Imperial.pdf