Open Positions

The New Mexico Spatiotemporal Modeling Center, an NIH-funded center for systems biology at the University of New Mexico, has positions available for several postdoctoral fellows. Successful applicants will join a dynamic multidisciplinary group with the goal of developing new single-cell and single-molecule techniques to generate improved quantitative data that will be used in modeling of cellular systems. Positions are available in the highly collaborative groups of Drs. Keith and Diane Lidke, as well as other PIs aligned with the STMC. Projects include: 1) the development and use of single particle tracking and super-resolution for the study of cellular signaling; and 2) the investigation of the role of abnormal tyrosine kinase signaling in carcinogenesis; and 3) the study of immunoreceptor-mediated signaling and membrane topology. Successful applicants will likely have a PhD in physics, biophysics, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, cell biology or biomedical engineering. Applicants should have background and training in one or more of the following areas: programming (MATLAB, c++, or Python), image analysis, fluorescence microscopy or spectroscopy, microfluidics, cell biology and/or biochemical techniques.

To apply, send a CV and cover letter to Ryan Tanner:


Graduate Students

I take a new graduate student approximately every other year, depending on availability of funds.  Because of the interdisciplinary nature of our work, students may come from various graduate programs including, but not limited to Physics and Astronomy, Optical Sciences and Engineering, and Biomedical Sciences. 

The best way to get to know our group and research interests is to attend the 500 seminar “Fluorescence Nanoscopy.”  See the PandA webpage for the link to the seminar’s webpage for the current semester.

I will not offer academic year support to graduate students until they have passed the qualifying exam.  Pass your exams as soon as possible!