Postdoctoral Research Scholar

NIH–funded positions in multi-disciplinary research available immediately with flexible start date

Hariadi Lab, Arizona State University


BIOmolecular Nanosystems with ever-Increasing Complexity & Size LABoratory (BIONICS LAB), also known as the Hariadi lab (  is eager to recruit 2 postdocs who are interested in a multi-disciplinary approach to studying non-equilibrium dynamics of biomolecular systems.


We are an energetic lab supported by an NIH Director's New Innovator Award of $1.5M and other grants. Our lab is part of a tightly-integrated research team at the Biodesign Institute and the Center for Biological Physics at ASU. We are recruiting postdoctoral candidates to launch our science to the next level!


We use a multidisciplinary approach to dissect biophysical processes involved in disease pathogenesis, such as (i) actin-myosin interactions, (ii) intracellular parasite invasion (e.g., Toxoplasma), and (iii) viral infections. These projects leverage our unique expertise in DNA origami nanotechnology, protein engineering, microscopy, and single-molecule biophysics. The DNA origami scaffolds can be used to simultaneously (i) arrange proteins or viral particles at molecular resolution and (ii) induce, tune, and measure the tension across proteins of interest. If successful, these projects will provide more evidence of mechanical forces as a fundamental factor, alongside biochemical interactions and genetic information, in controlling biological functions with implications in science and medicine.

Application deadline is October 15, 2020.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. For more information and instructions to apply, please visit


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Biodesign Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics