Postdoctoral position available in the area of microsecond time-resolved single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy of protein-nucleic acid complexes

We expect an NIH funded postdoctoral research position to be available, starting this fall, at the University of Oregon in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and in affiliation with the Center for Optical, Molecular and Quantum Science and the Institute of Molecular Biology. This joint position is in the laboratories of Prof. Andrew H. Marcus and Prof. Peter

H. von Hippel, and it will focus on the refinement and application of microsecond time-resolved single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy to the study biomolecular conformation changes that accompany biological function in the “macromolecular machines of gene expression.”
Applicants should have a doctorate with appropriate research experience in single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy and optics, a strong interest in biological science, strong writing and communication skills, and desire to work in a dynamic research environment. The position will be open until filled, but consideration of applicants will begin at the end of September, 2017.

Prospective candidates should send two or more letters of reference, their resume/CV and a
cover letter including a statement of research experiences and interests.

Send all materials by email to Andrew H. Marcus (, with cc to Peter H. von Hippel, ( with the subject line, “Biophysics Postdoctoral Position.”