Postdoctoral Research Associate at CUNY City College of New York

Postdoctoral Research Associate at CUNY City College of New York, Institute for Macromolecular Assemblies, U.S.A.

We are seeking a research biophysicist to investigate the biosynthesis and molecular structure of insoluble biopolymer composites that protect tomato fruit cuticles at The City College of New York. (CCNY) This U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry, with experience in one or more of the following areas: high-resolution solid-state NMR, bulk and surface mechanical performance of biomaterials, differential scanning calorimetry.  Native and genetically modified plant materials for this work are provided by collaborators Joss Rose (Cornell U.) and Christiane Nawrath (U. of Lausanne). Applicants should submit a resume with publications, together with a brief narrative description of relevant interests and qualifications, to Prof. Ruth E. Stark at Please visit us on the web: and
CCNY houses CUNY’s Macromolecular Assemblies Institute and hosts the world-class New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC) on its campus.  Many teams in our Structural and Molecular Biology cluster have laboratories in the new CCNY Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) building adjacent to the university’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC). CUNY’s research community includes several hundred chemists, biologists, physicists, medical researchers, and both chemical and bioengineers who interact within a university network of 25 colleges and professional schools. Located in the historic Hamilton Heights – Sugar Hill section of upper Manhattan, CCNY is accessible by major subway and bus lines within the metropolitan New York area.

The Stark research group makes extensive use of NMR spectrometers operated by the CCNY Division of Science: a 4-channel 600 MHz Agilent/Varian DirectDrive2 for solids and liquids, currently undergoing conversion to a Bruker NEO.  Full-featured Bruker NMR spectrometers operating at 600, 700, and 800 MHz are available at the CUNY ASRC.  Excellent state-of-the-art 500-900 MHz Bruker NMR and 600 MHz DNP facilities, along with rich scientific interactions, are accessible at the NYSBC located on our campus.

Dr. Ruth. E. Stark
Director, CUNY Institute for Macromolecular Assemblies
Distinguished Professor and Member of Doctoral Faculty
Professor,  Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The City College of New York (CCNY)

Standard Mail: Marshak Science Building MR-1024
CCNY, 160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031 USA

Packages: CDI Building 1.302
CCNY, ASRC, 85 Saint Nicholas Terrace
New York, NY 10031 USA

Phone: +1-212-650-8916;  +1-212-650-6107