The Dioscuri Centre for Physics and Chemistry of Bacteria invites applications for 5 postdoctoral researcher positions (m/f/d).

About the positions:
  • Excellent candidates are required with diverse background and skills to undertake research in the area of physics and chemistry of infections.

Possible projects may include:

  • Development of a co-culture system for bacteria and epithelial cells
  • New methods for accurate, real-time, in situ measurement of bacterial growth
  • The structure and growth dynamics of intra-cellular colonies (in vivo biofilms)
  • Population dynamics of bacteria in complex fluids (such as mucus) and topologies (such as lung bronchioles)
  • Population dynamics of intracellular bacteria during antibiotic treatment
  • Bacterial growth on micro-patterned and dynamic surfaces

Starting date: 1 October 2020 or later


  • Applicants must hold PhD in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering
  • Very good academic achievements as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and talks/poster presentations at international conferences.
  • Ability to draft (in English) scientific papers for academic journals.
  • Ability to communicate (in English) complex information clearly, orally and in writing.
  • Enthusiasm for learning about biological systems using quantitative methods.
  • Ability to think creatively, propose and develop new ideas.
  • Capability of working without close supervision, exercising a high degree of initiative and demonstrating a pro-active approach to work.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Research experience in biological physics, microbiology, systems biology, bioengineering, soft matter, physical chemistry, or another related topic.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: optical imaging (microscopy: imaging biological samples, image processing, building custom-made microscopes); DNA/RNA isolation, library preparation and sequencing; genetic engineering of bacteria; bioreactors (chemostats, turbidostats); microfluidics; bacterial and/or cell tissue cultures; in vitro models of bacterial infections.
  • Experience in cross-disciplinary and / or collaborative research projects.
  • Experience in combining theoretical / computational and experimental work.

Duration: Each position is initially for 2 years and may be extended up to 5 years.


  • A complete application should include the following items:
  • motivation letter
  • professional curriculum vitae
  • list of publications
  • personal data processing consent
  • All documents (including the reference letters) should be emailed to quoting “Rekrutacja nr 44/2020” in the subject line.
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Dioscuri Centre for Physics and Chemistry of Bacteria
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Or Engineering
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 15 September

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