Post-Doctoral Positions

Our lab develops and utilizes innovative single molecule techniques that examine the fundamental processes that impact DNA, such as stretching and twisting, as well as the highly dynamic practices of motor proteins as they translocate along, and rotate around, DNA. We are currently seeking self-motivated, collaborative postdoctoral candidates to work on diverse projects that address the mechanical behavior of biological molecules at the single molecule level.

Single molecule biophysics

Our group employs innovative instrumentation to make biological measurements related to chromosome mechanics, gene regulation, and cellular dynamics (ATP-induced helicase slippage reveals highly coordinated subunits. B. Sun, D.S. Johnson, G. Patel, B.Y. Smith, M. Pandey, S.S. Patel, and M.D. Wang. Nature, 2011; Transcription under torsion. J. Ma, L. Bai, and M.D. Wang. Science, 2013)

The successful candidate for this position will be involved in highly collaborative research to study molecular mechanisms and provide unique insights in fundamental and dynamic processes such as transcription and replication.

Desired Qualifications:

• Experience with a wide range of molecular biology and biochemical techniques.
• Desire to acquire experience with single molecule techniques (prior single molecule experience is a plus but not necessary).
• Basic computer skills.
• Knowledge of fluorescence microscopy such as confocal and TIRF is an added advantage.

Additional Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field.
• Fluent in English (spoken and written).
• Effective communication skills, self-motivated, and strong work ethic.
• Ability to work independently and in a group/collaborative environment.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, the names and email addresses of three references, as well as a detailed statement on how their experience and interests relate to our work.

Please Note ‘Single Molecule Biophysics Postdoctoral Position’ in your application.

Nanophotonics and nanofabrication

Optical instrumentation

Graduate Students

We are currently looking for new students! Prospective graduate students who are interested in our laboratory are encouraged to apply for admission through the Field of Physics, the Field of Biophysics, or the Field of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology.

Current Cornell graduate students are invited to contact Dr. Wang or come visit the lab anytime. We are located in the B corridor of the Clark Hall basement.