Ecole Normale Supérieure, Department of Physics

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Position ID:ENS-Department of Physics-QMICROBIO [#24630]
Position Title: Postdoc Position in Quantitative Microbiology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Paris, Ile-de-France 75 005, France [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Statistical and Biological Physics / Statistical and Biological Physics
Biophysics / Biological Physics
Salary Range:3000EUR/month
Appl Deadline: (accepting applications posted 2023/09/01, updated 2023/03/31, listed until 2023/10/31)
Position Description:    

Postdoctoral position in quantitative microbiology at ENS Paris

One Postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the Physics Department of the Ecole Normale Superieure Paris. The successful candidate will join the Multiscale Physics of Living Systems team. Reserach activities in our team cover a wide range of time and length scales from DNA micromanipulation molecules to bacterial communities, collective behaviours in active micro-algae and cell fate induction in the developing zebrafish embryo. For all the model systems studied, the research projects developed by the team aim to link experiments and theory. The successful candidate will benefit from a scientific environment conducive to collaborative research projects at the interface between physics and biology, as the team Multiscale Physics of Living Systems is affiliated with both the Department of Physics and the Department of Biology Department of the Ecole Normale Superieure, thus benefiting from stimulating interactions with biologists from IBENS (Institut de biologie de l’ENS) and with renowned theoreticians from LPENS (Laboratoire de Physique de l’ENS). The successful candidate will study bacterial dynamics in several contexts. The position is funded for 2 years.

3 Projects are available:  • At the single cell level, the successful applicant will study the spatial dynamics of membrane potential and its contribution to protein localisation (Collaboration with UCLA) • At the population level, the successful applicant will use optogenetics to study ecological dynamics within microcolonies (Collaboration with Institut Curie) • In the context of host-pathogen interactions, the successful applicant will study the fate of Listeria after entry in mamalian cells (Collaboration with IBENS and Institut Pasteur)

Required Qualifications:  • The successful applicant must have a PhD in Physics, with expertise in either fluorescence microscopy, image analysis, data analysis and/or cell microbiology.

Required Application Materials:  • Your CV • Letters of references • Brief statement of research interests

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Further Info:
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Sarah Reemers
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Département de Physique, Ecole normale supérieure
24 rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France