Postdoctoral Position in Single-Molecule RNA Biophysics at the University of Oregon

Posted on July 6,

A postdoctoral scholar position in the field of single-molecule RNA biophysics is available in the lab of Dr. Julia Widom at the University of Oregon. This postdoctoral scholar will participate in a collaboration with industry to develop and apply new methods for single-molecule fluorescence studies of RNA. They will join a young and growing lab that bridges the fields of physical chemistry and molecular biology.

Applicants should have a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry or biophysics, and the ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

1) Single-molecule techniques
2) Optics and spectroscopy
3) Nucleic acid biochemistry
4) RNA structure prediction

UO is home to multidisciplinary centers focused on molecular biology and optics, and an RNA Club that Dr. Widom co-founded. We are located in beautiful Eugene, Oregon, nestled between the Cascade volcanoes and the Pacific Ocean. Eugene combines the cultural amenities of a larger city with a reasonable cost of living and a bike-friendly setting on the doorstep of nature.

The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal for several additional years. Pay follows the NIH scale. Applications will be considered beginning immediately.

For more information about our research group, visit our website:

For more information about the position, please email Julia Widom at [email protected]. If you wish to apply, please send a cover letter explaining your research interests, a CV and contact information for three references.