Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Job # 14005)



The department of Physics at Arizona State University seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research scholar to work in the field of optical and computational biophysics.

The successful applicant will design and lead research in the Shepherd laboratory within the Center for Biological Physics ( She/he will work under the supervision of Prof D. Shepherd and collaborate with other groups within the center, department, and across campus. Work may involve the development of and application of optical sectioning fluorescence microscopy and adaptive optics methods within highly scattering media. One example is a NIH funded project on long-term multi-color imaging of mouse lung organoids and explants to track individual cells throughout lung development. Minimum qualifications: PhD in physics, biophysics, developmental biology, or related field at the time of the appointment. Experience designing and/or applying imaging methodologies to biological questions. Desired Qualifications:  Experience with single-cell imaging, designing image analysis routines to extract information from high content imaging experiments, and experience with RNA fluorescent in situ hybridization, immunofluorescence, and super-resolution imaging. Experience with light sheet fluorescence microscopy. Experience with lung developmental models. Applicants are responsible for having three references sent to the address below by the relevant deadline, and for providing the names of these referees and a CV. More details can be obtained from

ASU is situated near Phoenix, Arizona, and is one of the largest universities in the United States. Recently ranked as one of the top 100 research universities in the world, its 40 Physics department faculty work mainly in Biophysics, Nano and Materials Science, Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics, and hold many honors (

To apply, click the link below and attach the following materials:  a cover letter, a CV, a publication list, and a detailed summary of research experience and interests, and 3 reference letters. Applications should be submitted in one complete attachment. For more information about the position, contact Douglas Shepherd,

The initial review of applications will begin September 3, 2019 if not filled; applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until the search is closed.

A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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