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The University of Chicago has established the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics to meet the challenges of achieving a molecular-level understanding of the structure, diversity and function of biological entities. The Institute represents new approach to scientific research at the interface between biology and the physical sciences, bringing together experimentalists, theoreticians, and computational scientists to forge a scientific culture of fluid exchange of ideas and collaboration across disciplines and among laboratories.

Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Institute invites applications for the Institute's Yen Fellowship. This fellowship is for recent Ph.D. graduates and seeks to support outstanding individuals to undertake interdisciplinary research, using biophysical, genetic, computational, biochemical and cell biological tools, working in the labs of Institute faculty members. A description of the Institute faculty and their research interests can be found here. We encourage applicants to contact Institute faculty directly about potential projects.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, two reference letters and a short research proposal, including a discussion of the interdisciplinary nature of the proposed work to inst_biophys_dyn@uchicago.edu. 

Applications will be reviewed starting October 1st and quarterly thereafter.

The endowed Yen Fellows Program has been established to attract postdoctoral level researchers who will be associated with one or more IBD faculty on interdiciplinary research projects. This program is supported by the endowment of a gift from U of C Chemistry Department alumnus Yung-Tsai Yen, PhD '75, and his wife Ho-Tzu.