A postdoctoral researcher position in microfluidics and/or optics

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Jul 2021

Essential:

• PhD in physics, chemistry, or engineering

• Hands-on experience with optical systems and/or microfluidics

• 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 basic microbiology techniques

• 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.

Desirable:

• Research experience in biological physics, bioengineering, soft matter, physical chemistry, microbiology, or another related topic.

• Experience in one or more of the following areas: optical imaging (microscopy: imaging biological samples, image processing, building DIY microscopes); bioreactors (chemostats, turbidostats); continuous-flow microfluidics; bacterial and/or cell tissue cultures; in vitro models of bacterial infections.

• Experience in cross-disciplinary and / or collaborative research projects.

• Ability to communicate with researchers or other project partners from other scientific backgrounds.

• Ability to adapt to new ideas and willingness to approach new challenges and adjust plans to suit new priorities.

• Ability to work hard and organise work so as to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.

• Ability to maintain a clean and well-organised laboratory environment and to set up and maintain a well-organised digital repository of experimental data and protocols.

• Potential for career advancement as an independent researcher.


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