The Lab of Microbial Systems Biology at KU Leuven is looking for a motivated postdoc with a passion for microbial community dynamics.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • The plan is to monitor species abundances in well-mixed as well as spatially structured environments in well-controlled conditions in vitro.
  • The goal is to learn more about the interactions between gut species in these different environments and how they shape community dynamics.
  • Depending on the skillset of the candidate, the experiments will be accompanied by the development of a mathematical model that describes the observations.


  • Candidate should hold a doctoral degree in an area related to Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology or equivalent and should have experience with bacterial culture techniques.
  • Experience with anaerobic microorganisms and bioreactors would be a plus.
  • Candidate is expected to work independently on the project and to be able to interact with an interdisciplinary research team.
  • Candidate is expected to have (not mandatory) prior experience with population models, a strong interest in mathematical modelling is expected.
  • Proficiency in English is necessary.

Duration: full-time 3-year contract


Submit applications online with the following:

  • Cover letter
  • CV including publication record and at least two references
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization KU Leuven
Country Belgium
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility PhD degree
Deadline August 15, 2020

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