Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Taiwan – Bioimaging and Biophysics

The Nano-Bio-Photonics (NBP) laboratory at Academia Sinica, the top research institute in Taiwan, is seeking post-doctoral fellow. We have made several fundamental advances in the development of highly sensitive interferometric scattering optical microscopy. We are interested in exploring single cell biophysics with our microscope techniques, especially in membrane dynamics, cancer biology and aging. Because our microscopy facilitates ultrafast image acquisition rate, resolving rapid biological events in the live cells is the major focus. We aim to resolve the molecular organization and dynamics at the nanoscale, and elucidate their connections to cell functions. Finally, we are interested in developing novel methods for label-free quantitative imaging with molecular specificity, which has broad applications in biophysical studies. Our research utilizes both standard techniques (immunofluorescence, microscopy, flow cytometry and sorting, in situ hybridization, western blot, etc) and novel technologies (interferometric scattering microscopy, coherent brightfield microscopy, machine learning assisted data acquisition/processing). We work with cultured mammalian cells and reconstructed model membrane.

The research team has published in top-tier journals. Learn more about our research activities in NBP Lab: Link to our recent publication highlights 

Qualification
Highly-motivated candidates with a Ph.D. in Physics/Engineering and familiar with optical microscopy and programming are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should possess strong laboratory, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. 

Salary and Welfare
USD 32000 – 40000/year, including health insurance and servants’ pension. 
Academia Sinica is the top research institute in Taiwan. The Nano-Bio-Photonics lab is located in the main campus of National Taiwan University in Taipei, providing a rich training environment. 

Starting Date and Employment Period
Any time after approval until 2024/12/31

How to Apply
Interested candidates should email a brief cover letter indicating their research interests and career goals, CV, and contact information for 3 references to:
Chia-Lung Hsieh, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, NBP Lab, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Email: chialung.hsieh@gmail.com

Tel: +886-2-2362-4956

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