Career Opportunities

Current Job Opportunities

 BioFrontiers is an interdisciplinary research initiative involving Physics, Biology and other science and engineering disciplines.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for:

Research Associate- Experimental Biophysics

This position will involve experimental research on the borderline between biophysics, cell biology, and molecular biology with the goal of connecting these areas of science. The work will involve experimental study of transmembrane surface receptor/curvature-sensing peptide dynamics and their distribution in cell membrane curvature gradients by integrating biophysics and high-resolution imaging. Specifically, the research will combine singe-particle tracking methods and polarized excitation TIRF microscopy. If interested, the research associate may also be involved in developing theoretical models for membrane curvature and its influence on membrane protein/peptide transport.

Please see www.jobsatcu.com and visit posting RF01799 on the Colorado Springs campus to apply.

Research Associate- Part-Time

This part-time (20 hours/wk) position will involve research on the interaction of ferroelectric nanoparticles with various cell cultures. The research associate needs to be skilled in the preparation of the nanoparticles, cell cultures, and have experience working with various instruments to characterize the interaction qualitatively and quantitatively. It is expected that the research assocatie will design, implement and monitor research projects producing significant research results, generate new research directions, write and publish research papers, and write grant proposals. This is a one year position to allow certain biophysics research to result in papers and grant proposals. If the proposals are funded, this position could continue from those external funds.

Please visit www.jobsatcu.com to read more and apply for this position. Please search key position number RF01797 on the Colorado Springs Campus to apply.

Research Associate- Theoretical Bio-Magnetism

This position will involve theoretical research on magnetic nanoparticles and their biological and biomedical applicants. The successful applicant will do theoretical calculations and develop and run comput simulations to answer important questions. Some of the existing projects at the center include:

-Simulating dynamics, changing and clumping of magnetic nanoparticles in a liquid

-Calculating specific absorption rates in magnetic hyperthermia

-modeling magnetic nanoparticles in a field gradient, being pushed through mucus

Please visit www.jobsatcu.com and search posting RF01798 on the Colorado Springs Campus.

Research Associate - Liquid Crystal Technology/Soft Condensed Matter

This position will involve research on the borderline between Biophysics and Soft Condensed Matter with the goal of connecting these two broad areas of science. The work will involve using the methods of physical science to study biological systems. It will also involve working with materials which deform easily under the influence of external fields such as electric fields, shear or gravity (like liquid crystals, polymers, nanoparticles, or any composites of these materials).   The work will be primarily experimental in nature.

The selected researcher will work with Physics, Biology, and Biophysics researchers and will be expected to design, implement and monitor research projects producing significant research results, generate new research directions, write and publish research papers, and write grant proposals. This position may involve supervision of graduate students.

To Apply - Please go to www.jobsatcu.com click on search jobs and and search for keyword RF00672 on the Colorado Springs Campus.