Two post-doctoral positions in biology/biological physics

We seek two talented post-doctoral researchers to contribute to the project “Transition from genetic to phenotypic antibiotic resistance in de novo bacterial mutants”. One position is for a microbiologist, the other one for a microfluidics and/or imaging specialist.

The project will involve

  • genetic engineering of E. coli strains to enable CRISPR/Cas9-based imaging of de novo mutations in live bacterial cells
  • designing and creating a microfluidic device suitable for live imaging of 109 bacterial cells, tracking antibiotic-resistant spontaneous mutants that evolve in the device, and measuring their growth rate over several generations.

Other team members will use mathematical modelling to interpret the data and predict the effect of the genotype-to phenotype transition on the dynamics of bacterial infections.

You must have a PhD (or expect to obtain it) in physics, biology, or chemistry before the job start date. Detailed job descriptions for both positions can be found in the PDFs attached below.

Both positions are initially for 1 year, after which they may be extended for another 2 years (maximum total duration: 3 years) subject to satisfactory performance.

Gross salary is 11000 PLN/month (net salary approx. 8700 PLN, approximately 1800 EUR).

Application procedure. A complete application should include the following items:

  • motivation letter
  • professional curriculum vitae
  • list of publications
  • personal data processing consent
  • in addition, two letters of reference should be arranged to be sent to

All documents (including the reference letters) should be emailed to quoting “Rekrutacja nr 53/2022” in the subject line.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an in-person interview or a conference call (Zoom or Skype) in January 2023.

Application deadline: 10 January 2023.

Job start date: 1 February 2023 or at a mutually agreed date.