Postdoctoral position available in the area of protein-nucleic acid interactions

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 the Institute of Molecular Biology and the Center for Optical, Molecular and Quantum Science. This joint position is in the laboratories of Prof. Prof. Peter H. von Hippel and Prof. Andrew H. Marcus, and it will focus on biophysical studies of the biomolecular conformation changes that accompany biological function in the “macromolecular machines of gene expression.”

Applicants should have a doctorate with appropriate research experience in biochemistry / biophysics / molecular biology, a strong interest in optics and spectroscopy, 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 Peter H. von Hippel (, with cc to Andrew H. Marcus ( with the subject line, “Biophysics Postdoctoral Position.”