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PhD Positions for Research in Microscopy and Biophysics

The Max Planck Research Group of Knut Drescher is looking for
 
PhD students,
 
to start in early 2015. The lab is located at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany. The lab also maintains close connections to the Department of Physics of the Philipps University Marburg.
 
The research will use methods from optics, microscopy, and biophysics to understand how and why bacteria form multicellular communities known as “biofilms”. Bacterial biofilms are inherently resistant to antibiotics and cells within biofilms display cellular differentiation reminiscent of development in higher organisms. The particular project will involve the development of custom microscopes and the application of these microscopes to imaging bacterial biofilms. Other members of the lab have backgrounds in biophysics, molecular biology, and evolutionary biology, which reflect the interdisciplinary nature of our research. 

For more details about the Max Planck Research Group of Knut Drescher please look up http://drescherlab.org .
 
The Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology and the neighboring Philipps University of Marburg form one of the largest clusters of bacteriology research in Europe and offer a stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment with facilities for advanced light microscopy (confocal, super-resolution, FRET, FRAP, FCS, FLIM, TIRF), automated and high-throughput microscopy, robotics, flow cytometry, genomics, and proteomics.
 
As an equal opportunity employer, the Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities. We therefore actively encourage individuals with disabilities to apply. We also seek to increase the percentage of female employees in areas where they are under-represented. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.
 
Applications should be sent by e-mail to k.drescher@mpi-marburg.mpg.de . Please include your CV, a short statement on why you want to join the lab, and the names and e-mail addresses of academic referees.
 
Applications will be reviewed on December 16th, 2014, but applications are considered after this date until the positions are filled.

Contact detail


How to apply:
Applications should be sent by e-mail to k.drescher@mpi-marburg.mpg.de. Please include your CV, a short statement on why you want to join the lab, and the names and e-mail addresses of academic referees.
 
Applications will be reviewed on December 16th, 2014, but applications are considered after this date until the positions are filled.
Send application to
Applications should be sent by e-mail to k.drescher@mpi-marburg.mpg.de. Please include your CV, a short statement on why you want to join the lab, and the names and e-mail addresses of academic referees. 

Job profile


Working hours
Full-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Germany (Hessen)
Working place
35043 Marburg
Area of expertise
Physics, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Medical Engineering
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