Post-Doctoral Researcher – Biophysics of Molecular Motors

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
Salaries/stipends range is competitive and will be commensurate with individual education/experience
June 01 2016
Pennsylvania Muscle Institute
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Ostap Laboratory for highly motivated individuals to investigate the biophysics of cytoskeletal motors.  Eligible candidates must have a recently earned (0-2 years) advanced degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent).  Published experience in molecular biophysics is required, with single-molecule experience preferred.

The Ostap Laboratory ( at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine is a core member of the Penn Muscle Institute (PMI), which is a research consortium that focuses on all aspects of contractile biology.  The vibrant PMI community hosts an array of seminars, journal clubs, and symposia that engage students, post-docs, and faculty.  For a listing of PMI programs, see our website (  Additionally, Penn’s Biomedical Postdoctoral Program ( is a national leader in career development for post-doctoral researchers. 


Send a cover letter stating research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of 3 references to Dr. E. Michael Ostap (  The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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