Several postdoctoral and graduate student openings with a primary focus on biophysics and mechanobiology are available immediately in the Shenoy Research Group at the University of Pennsylvania. We are looking for strongly motivated candidates to work on a National Cancer Institute supported Cancer Metastasis Network Center (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-20-029.html). The center will focus on 1) regulation of 3D organization of chromatin in response to mechanical forces, 2) development of mechanical memory, and 3) cancer cell motility.
The ideal candidates will have a background in biophysics, computational physics, or computational materials with expertise in 1) molecular dynamics applied to 3D chromatin organization, 2) machine learning, or 3) phase-field models. These individuals will have the opportunity to be directly involved in complimentary experimental investigations in the medical school at UPenn and with our collaborators in the network elsewhere. Professor Shenoy is the director of the $50M NSF Science and Technology Center for Engineering mechanobiology (https://cemb.upenn.edu/).