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PhD / Postdoc position
Research area: Bacterial life in microscopic droplets
The successful applicant will conduct research aimed at understanding the basic underlying principles of microbial life in microscopic surface wetness (see our paper Grinberg et al eLife 2019).
Suggested research topics:
(i) Identify bacterial survival traits in microscopic wetness at the individual-cell and the population levels;
(ii) Study how key features of microscopic surface wetness as a habitat affect central aspects of microbial ecology;
The research will be based on advanced single-cell approaches including fluorescence microscopy analyses and genomics.
Requirements: Extensive lab experience in Molecular Biology / Microbiology / Microscopy /Genomics.
Computational MSc/PhD student position
Research area: The interplay between individual-cell behavior, bacterial self-organization on surfaces, and collective properties of microbial populations.
Requirements: Computational background is required (BSc/MSc in Computer Science/Physics/Math/Engineering)
BSc/MSc in life Sciences is an advantage but is not required
The candidate will develop state-of-the-art computational tools for image processing of microscopy-based experiments and build on modeling and simulations to understand the principles underlying microbial life in microscopic droplets on surfaces.