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  1. Job Advertisements!
  2. New event coming—Chat with Prof. David Doty!
  3. Interested in helping out, sharing something interesting, or have an idea for something we could do?

1. Job Advertisement!

Yuan-Jyue Chen is hiring two postdocs, a molecular biologist and a chemist, to collaborate across multiple STEM disciplines to develop molecular tagging technology. The postdocs will be hired in the Molecular Information System Lab (MISL) at University of Washington.

Details are below. For more detailed descriptions about the positions, please see the files for the Chemist position and for the Molecular Biologist position. If you are interested, please contact Yuan.

Molecular Biologist:

The ideal candidates should have PhD degrees in molecular biology, have experience in DNA nanotechnology, be proficient in experimental design and analysis, and have a proven track record of success working in a fast-paced environment.

Minimum requirements

Additional qualifications

Chemist:

The ideal candidates should have PhD degrees in chemistry, biomedical engineering, material science or a related field, have experience in nanoparticle synthesis, DNA nanotechnology, formulation chemistry, be proficient in experimental design and analysis, and have a proven track record of success working in a fast-paced environment.

Minimum requirements

Additional qualifications


2. New event coming—Chat with Prof. David Doty!

The “Meet the Molecular Programmer” podcast series focuses on casually chatting with professors about their academic and life experiences. We will get to know Prof. David Doty.

David Doty is an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. He is broadly interested in problems at the intersection of physics, chemistry, biology, and computation. This does not mean the traditional “computation in service of natural science” (e.g., bioinformatics, computational chemistry, or molecular dynamics simulation). Rather, certain molecular systems—such as a test tube of reacting chemicals, a genetic regulatory network, or a growing crystal—can be interpreted as doing computation themselves… natural science in service of computation. He seeks to understand the fundamental logical and physical limits to computation by such means.

We will chat with Dave on Aug. 19th. Please submit your questions!


3. Interested in helping out, sharing something interesting, or have an idea for something we could do?

If so, please get in touch with us! Shoot us an email at contributions AT <this domain>, there are loads of ways you can get involved, and many we haven’t even thought of, but here’s a few ideas of what you could do:

We’re looking forward to getting to hear from you, and getting to know you better!