For your young colleagues (deadline 15 October)

10/9/2019 3:25:30 PM

We are in the midst of our annual search for postdoctoral fellows, both theorists and experimentalists, interested in the physics of biological systems.   

Our efforts at building an interactive and collaborative environment have been invigorated by the establishment of the Center for the Physics of Biological Function,, a joint effort between Princeton University and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  We are a group of fourteen faculty working on problems across the full range of biological organization, from single molecules to groups of organisms, united by our search for common physical principles underlying the beautiful phenomena of life.

 Center Fellows are an essential part of our intellectual community, and will have the flexibility to initiate and pursue projects that span the interests of multiple faculty mentors.  We have a particularly strong culture of theory/experiment collaboration, and individual Fellows often have played key roles in developing these collaborations.  

We ask your help in bringing this opportunity to the attention of your young colleagues.  Applications must  be made via We are planning to begin reading applications on the 15th of October. The first group of candidates interviews will be on 18th-19th of November,. Start dates as early as February 2020 are possible, and we expect all new Fellows to join us by Fall 2020. 

In addition to the Center Fellow position, candidates interested in combining research with a modest amount of teaching should consider applying to the new Lewis-Sigler Scholars program at Princeton, which again is looking for both theorists and experimentalists

 Finally, please also nominate your best theory students for postdoctoral fellowships at the Princeton Center for the Theoretical Sciences,

 If there are candidates whom you think we should encourage more directly, simply reply to this message with their names and contact information, and we can do the rest.


With thanks for your help, and best wishes,

William Bialek and Joshua Shaevitz

Directors, Center for the Physics of Biological Function