Open positions

We currently have multiple open positions for our new laboratory in the Department of Physics and Center for Biological Physics at Arizona State University. Please contact Doug via email at or use the “apply here” links below if you are interested.

Research scientist. This position will be responsible for development and maintanence of optical microscopes (structured illumination, light sheet microscopy, and adaptive optics) and the associated acquisition and analysis code repositories. Masters or PhD in Physics, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, or related field required.

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Postdoctoral scholar (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative funded; one position available). This position will be responsible for the development, adapation, and use of highly multiplexed spatial transcriptomic approaches (e.g. MERFISH or STARMAP) to human lung tissue. Physics, biophysics, engineering, chemistry, or other related backgrounds are weclome.

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Lab Manager. This position will be responsible for coordinating tissue delivery from external collaborations, performing optical tissue clearing and fluorescent labeling of thick tissue as well as maintaining laboratory records, ordering, and scheduling. Bachelors or Masters in Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Biophysics, or related field required.

Application currently closed.

Graduate students. Students interested in developing or applying quantitative imaging methods to single-cell decision making and lung developmental biology are welcome! This includes Physicsts and Electrical Engineers (optics and theory), Mathematics and Computer Scientists (instrument control and image analysis), and Biologists and Biochemists (lung model systems, molecular labeling in thick tissue, single cell decision making) are all welcome.

To apply, send Dr. Shepherd an email at with a cover letter and CV stating your interest in the QI2 lab.