LBEN Post Doc position
The laboratory of nanoscale biology (LBEN) is looking for a post doc in the field of microbiome research. The proposed research aims to utilise novel technologies for studying the microbiome. Research at LBEN focuses on developing nanotechnologies to study a range of fundamental questions in molecular and cellular biology. The laboratory is interested in applying the techniques it has successfully developed to answer biological questions (see https://lben.epfl.ch/).
One area of interest, within which the candidate will work, aims to elucidate the link between the gut microbiota and Alzheimer’s disease (AD-gut). This EU H2020-funded project focuses on the interaction of the gut microbiota with the complex phenotypic presentations of the disease, as well as developing image-based DNA mapping techniques to identify bacterial strains within a given sample (see http://adgut.eu/).
The laboratory has openings on various projects such as investigating in vitro dynamics of the microbiome and studying the microbiome at the single-cell level.
The ideal candidate holds a PhD in microbiology or biochemistry and has good knowledge of the microbiota and how it can interact with its environment. Basic microbiology techniques, such as culture of aerobic and anaerobic microbes, are required. Furthermore, experience in planning, carrying out and analysing data from experiments with model organisms (such as Drosophila melanogaster, C. elegans, mice or rats) will be an important asset for contributing to the ongoing AD-gut project.
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For further information, please contact Professor Aleksandra Radenovic by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Should your profile fit well with this description, we invite you to submit your application accompanied by a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, working certificates, diplomas by email at the same address.