Joseph Lab

March 18, 2024

The Joseph Research Group is searching for postdoctoral or more senior research candidates interested in computer simulation studies of intracellular organization, biomolecular self-assembly, and soft condensed matter. The successful candidate will develop computer simulation approaches to understand compartmentalisation inside cells (e.g., formation of biomolecular condensates) and to leverage these findings for bioengineering applications. Candidates completing (i.e, with a confirmed defense/viva date) or holding a PhD in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, bioengineering, or a closely related field, with a strong interest in biological systems are particularly encouraged to apply.

We seek candidates with expertise in some of the following areas: molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo simulations, statistical mechanics, fluid mechanics, computer programming (e.g., C++, Python), polymer theory, molecular modeling (e.g., of proteins and nucleic acids), coarse-grain and polymer model development, multiscale modeling, molecular simulation code/software (e.g., LAMMPS, GROMACS, AMBER, OpenMM). Prior experience with applying simulations to biomolecular systems is a plus but not required.

Princeton University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We actively seek students, faculty, and staff of exceptional ability and promise who share in our commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, and who will bring a diversity of viewpoints and cultures. In doing so, we encourage applications from individuals whose personal identities, backgrounds and/or interests (as demonstrated by their research, teaching, service, mentoring and/or advising) align with our commitments and will contribute to the excellence and diversity, in its broadest terms, of our department.

 Applicants should apply at: and include a CV (including a summary of technical skills), list of publications, research interest statement (a discussion of past research and expertise), and contact information for three references.

The Term of appointment is based on rank. Positions at the postdoctoral rank are for one year with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding; those hired at more senior ranks may have multi-year appointments.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy. The work location for this position is in-person on campus at Princeton University.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.