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Postdoc position in experimental evolution of bacterial chemotaxis

We are seeking to recruit a motivated postdoc to work on gene regulation and experimental evolution for bacterial motility and chemotaxis network, primarily using Escherichia coli as a model system.

The aim of the project is to better understand how motility and its regulation are shaped under defined selection. As a part of an interdisciplinary team, successful applicant will investigate genetic and phenotypic changes of the wildtype and mutant E. coli evolved for enhanced chemotaxis under a set of different conditions. Applied methods will range from next-generation sequencing, microfluidic chemotaxis assays, cell tracking and fluorescence microscopy to computer simulations of bacterial motility and chemotactic behavior.

Candidates should have strong background in either experimental biophysics or microbiology. Please send your application, including your CV and description of research interests, to Victor Sourjik (victor.sourjik@mpi-marburg.mpg.de). More information on the research of our group could be found at https://www.mpi-marburg.mpg.de/sourjik.  

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