hahn lab

positions available

Applications from creative and ambitious scientists in any relevant field are always welcome. Please send a CV and letter describing your plans and goals to khahn[at]med.unc.edu.

We are seeking to fill the following specific positions right now:

Microscope/Imaging Scientist. We are seeking a person to develop and  novel microscopes and help us keep our scopes in peak condition. This person will assist in the design of new microscopes (in collaboration with  the Superfine and Legant groups at UNC) and will carry out imaging studies using biosensors, optogenetics and novel molecular imaging tools.  Experience in any of the following areas would be valuable: optical engineering, microscope automation, lasers, programming, imaging of live cells, ratiometric imaging, cell biology. The applicant will also help lab personnel design experiments and/or modify microscopes to accommodate new experimental goals. We are ready to train people at a variety of experience levels, and with degrees ranging from a BS to a PhD, but strong, demonstrated ability in the above areas is essential. Salary is dependent on qualifications and background.

Laboratory manager & cloning/biochemistry technician. We seek an experienced technician or a batchelor’s degree scientist eager to learn.  This person will focus on cloning/biochemistry, and will help Dr. Hahn manage and organize the lab.

We are seeking postdocs to focus on the following areas. You would work together with biologists already on our team who are working on adhesion structure and dynamics, organoid models of cancer, megakaryocyte PPF, and phagocytosis. Additional openings for those focused on biology are also available:

  • Application of single particle microscopy and super-resolution microscopy techniques to study signaling using novel fluorescent molecules in living cells.
  • Study the mechanisms of protein allostery and harness these to create protein analogs controlled by light or small molecules.
  • Develop dyes for super-resolution and single particle tracking microscopy in living cells. Use these to produce novel methods for visualization of signaling activity.
  • Design novel optogenetic analogs and biosensors for multiplexed imaging and manipulation of signaling pathways.
  • In collaboration with groups focused on image analysis and mathematical models of signaling use biosensors and optogenetics to examine the flow of information through signaling pathways  (collaborators include Elston/UNC, Danuser/UTSW, Superfine/UNC, Adelsteinson/UNC, and Tsygankov/Emory).
  • HT screening to generate affinity reagents for biosensor and ontogenetic designs

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