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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Quantitative Biointerfaces for Cell Biology


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Materials Science & Technology

opportunity location
64.15.85.C0824 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Michael Robitaille 202.767.4393


Our group focuses on research that merges materials science, biophysics, cell and molecular biology to understand various cellular processes (e.g. adhesion, migration) via precise control of biointerfaces. Our programs center around understanding how the biophysical and biochemical properties of the extracellular environment influence cellular processes and regulate cell phenotype or cell state. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of our research, our group is seeking talented scientists spanning areas from molecular/cellular in-vitro assays, surface chemistry, live cell microscopy/quantitative image analysis, micro/nanofabrication, and machine learning/data analytics.


Michael C. Robitaille., Jeff M. Byers, Joseph A. Christodoulides, and Marc P. Raphael. "Self-supervised machine learning for live cell imagery segmentation." Communications Biology 5, no. 1 (2022).

Michael C. Robitaille, Joseph A. Christodoulides, Jinny Liu, Wonmo Kang, Jeff M. Byers, and Marc P. Raphael. "Problem of diminished cRGD surface activity and what can be done about it." ACS applied materials & interfaces 12, no. 17 (2020).

Deepa Raghu, Joseph A. Christodoulides, Marc Christophersen, Jinny L. Liu, George P. Anderson, Michael Robitaille, Jeff M. Byers, and Marc P. Raphael. "Nanoplasmonic pillars engineered for single exosome detection." PloS one 13, no. 8 (2018).

key words
molecular biology; cell biology; surface chemistry; nanoplasmonics; image analysis; nanolithography


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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