Open positions

We are always looking for new members with backgrounds in biology as well as physics, to work on mainly experimental but also modeling projects, investigating stochasticity and emergent collective behaviors in motile microorganisms.  

Open doctoral researcher postions

We are currently offering a doctoral researcher position (65% of TV-L E-13 salary scale), to start as soon as possible and latest around mid-2021, to work on the physical behavior of heterogeneous binary mixtures of bacterial populations. The project is relatively open and will be discussed with interested candidates, chosen out of two main lines of investigation: the first would focus on the role of phenotypic heterogeneities in the dynamics and organization of bacterial populations, while the second would look at the behavior of bacterial consortia under mechanical strain. The aim is to better understand the physical mechanisms at play in the organization of bacterial consortia, for example in multi-species biofilms, which are found across many environments from the soil to the animal gut. Applicants should have a background in physics or biology with a strong quantitative background.

Applications in English should include a motivation letter, CV, exam results and the names and contact details of academic referees, and be sent as a single pdf by email to: . The position will be opened until filled, with priority to applications received before February 15th 2021. Potential candidates are welcome to ask for further information at the same address.

We will also be happy to support applications for fellowships and other type of funding.

Master and Bachelor projects

Several projects are available at the Bachelor and Master level, notably concerning:

  • the collective chemotactic behavior of twitching (crawling) bacteria,
  • the influence of chemotactic pathway noise on the efficiency of climbing up environmental gradients.  

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