A postdoctoral position is available to study the biophysics of cellulose synthesis. The project aims to apply high resolution and single-molecule sensitive imaging techniques to characterize the motility of the cellulose synthase. As material we will use intact plants (established lines and new ones to be developed) and we are particularly interested in using in vitro preparations to achieve greater opportunities for experimental manipulation. The position requires a Ph.D. in a relevant area of biology or biophysics and preference will be given to candidates having experience with purifying active protein complexes. The position is supported by an NSF grant to Lori Goldner (Physics) and Tobias Baskin (Biology). The Goldner lab uses single-molecule-sensitive physical and optical tools to study the dynamics and interactions of biomolecules and bio-molecular complexes. The Baskin lab studies the role of cellulose in growth. The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we encourage all qualified persons to apply. To apply, please send your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about our respective labs can be found at http://people.umass.edu/lgoldner and http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/baskin. Please feel free to contact either of us for more information.