We are looking for an outstanding postdoctoral research associate to work in protein biomechanics. The successful candidate will lead a project which aims to investigate the role of mechanical unfolding of proteins in vivo using mainly our single molecule magnetic tweezers technology. The successful candidate will join a young, dynamic and collaborative research team composed of chemists, biologists, physicists and engineers. To apply, submit to Prof. Popa at 1) a statement describing your relevant experience, training, expertise and motivation for this position, 2) a CV with publication list and 3) names and contact information for 3 references.


We are constantly looking for outstanding graduate students. To become a member of our team, you will need to apply to the graduate program in Physics at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee at this link. To gain our support please email your CV and research plans to If you are already enrolled in the Graduate Program, contact Dr. schedule a visit to the lab.


We are constantly looking for outstanding undergraduate students from Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or Mathematics. In our lab you can acquire and improve the skills related to your goals, such as learn computer programming, instrument development, mathematical modeling, molecular biology, protein expression, surface chemistry. In today’s competitive job market having research experience in a multidisciplinary laboratory can provide a great advantage toward obtaining a PhD position or finding a job. If interested, send an email to Dr. Popa.