Job Opportunities

If you've always wanted to reach out and grab a cell, twist a protein or study the physics of dance then our lab is for you! We are always looking for students and postdocs with an interest in physical measurements of living systems. Previous biology or biophysics experience is helpful but not required.


Applications should include a curriculum vita (CV) that includes a list of publications and a brief statement (2 pages) of research interests and goals. Please also provide contact information for three references that can provide letters of recommendation. Materials should be sent directly to Josh via email (shaevitz at

Graduate Students

Current students should contact Josh via email (shaevitz at to discuss rotations/research projects. Prospective graduate students should apply through either the Physics Department or the QCB Program. Shaevitz group members are eligible for training grant support from multiple sources.

Undergraduate Students (JPs and Senior Theses)

Undergraduate students from a variety of departments (Physics, MolBio, MAE, EE etc.) are welcome in the lab. Interested students should contact Josh via email (shaevitz at It is important that JP and thesis students have enough time in the lab to make serious contributions and are encouraged to start as early as possible. Freshman are particularly welcome in the lab.