Ofertas de empleo

PhD position (E13 TV-L, 65%) – Host-pathogen interactions and cell biomechanics

University of Tübingen
3 años
Descripción de la oferta

The Cluster of Excellence “Controlling Microbes to Fight Infections”(CMFI) in the Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology & Infection Medicine (IMIT) at the University of Tübingen is looking to fill one PhD position (E13 TV-L, 65%)as part of Junior Group Leader Dr. Effie Bastounis’ research group. The earliest starting date for this position will be on 20.05.2021. The position is funded for a period of 3 years at least. The available position focuses on using and further developing an organotypic device for applying shear stresses onto host endothelial cells during infection with intracellular bacterial pathogens. The goal is to understand the mechanism whereby fluid shear stresses impact: (1) pathogen adhesion onto host cells; (2) pathogen internalization into host cells; and (3) the ability of the intracellular pathogens to spread from cell to cell.

Perfil buscado

The ideal candidate preferably brings along a degree that demonstrates an interdisciplinary background in both life and engineering sciences. While a background in host-pathogen interactions, cell biology, microscopy is a plus, a solid background in basic computer programming(e.g. MATLAB, python etc.) and/or image processing is also important to carry out the planned studies and analysis.We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with excellent communication and initiative skills, who is excited to conduct interdisciplinary studies and can team up with the various scientists with whom we are collaborating. We offer work environment that is strongly stimulating with state-of-the-art infrastructure and various facilities which will provide the successful applicant with unique opportunities to develop a strong interdisciplinary portfolio in microbiology, microscopy, cell biology and biomechanics.

Presentación de solicitudes

For further information about the position, please contact Effie Bastounis by e-mail, effie.bastounis@uni-tuebingen.de. Applications with a short cover/motivation letter, CV/biosketch, diploma(s) and two contacts for references should be sent via email to ebastoun@stanford.edu or office@cmfi.uni-tuebingen.de.