Pennsylvania State University in the United States invites applications for postdoctoral and full-doctoral fellowships

Scholarship: Fully-funded
Degree: B.S./M.S./Ph.D
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

Dr Ruobo Zhou received a B.S. in Applied Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China and a Ph.D. in Physics (Biophysics) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He then did postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Professor Zhuang Xiaowei in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Harvard University; starting in 2021, he will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Penn State. Within 5 months of joining, he applied for the MIRA award, a 5-year research grant from the NIH. To date, he has published 8 research papers as first author or co-author in the top academic journals Science, Nature, and Cell, and more than 20 research papers in other high-impact academic journals such as Nature Chemical Biology, Nature Methods, PNAS, and Nano Letters (approximately 70% of all published research is published in journals with an impact factor greater than 10).

Tutor website:

Use state-of-the-art bioimaging analysis technologies (including super-resolution fluorescence imaging of cells, single-molecule detection and high-throughput genome imaging) to study diseases related to neurobiology, RNA biology and immunology (neurodegenerative diseases and cancer, etc.). The laboratory’s research topics are highly interdisciplinary, involving chemistry, physics, biology, engineering and other disciplines. Details of the research group can be found at:

 Available Subjects:

  • In the interdisciplinary fields of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.

Eligibility criteria:

  • For postdoctoral fellows: have obtained or are about to obtain a PhD in biology, chemistry, physics or biomedical engineering and have published research papers as first author (including acceptance) in academic journals in related fields. For full scholarship doctoral candidates or technicians: have obtained or are about to obtain a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology, chemistry, physics, biomedical engineering, pharmacy, etc. 1;
  • Preference will be given to applicants with one of the following research or technical backgrounds: optical imaging, biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, RNA genomics, protein profiling, organic synthesis, programming background (MatLab, Python, etc.);
  • Love scientific research, work hard, carefully and rigorously, have a sense of responsibility and team spirit.

Application Procedure:

Send your CV by email to: [email protected] (Postdoctoral candidates, please provide the names and contact details of 2-3 referees in addition to your CV).