Employment

Postdoctoral Opportunity

The Taute lab is offering a postdoc opportunity at the interface between physics and biology. The successful candidate will conduct experimental research on the motility behavior of bacteria and be involved in implementing a high-throughput 3D bacterial tracking method in the lab as well as applying the technique to learn how ecology and physics interplay to shape the natural diversity of motility strategies among microbes. Applicants should have training in physics, quantitative biology or a related field, a strong background in quantitative analysis, and enthusiasm for cross-disciplinary experimental science. Experience in advanced light microscopy, quantitative biology, or microbiology would be advantageous. Applicants must be fluent in English and hold a doctorate in a relevant discipline. Interested candidates should email the following application documents to Katja Taute (taute@rowland.harvard.edu):

  1. a current CV including a publication list,
  2. a short letter describing research accomplishments and interests (max. 1 page) 
  3. contact details for at least two individuals willing to provide references.

Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Position

The Microbial Biophysics and Systems Biology laboratory at the Rowland Institute at Harvard is looking to hire a post-doctoral fellow.  Our lab is primarily interested in understanding the interactions between microbes, and the candidate will conduct experimental research in the interface between microbial behavior, ecology and evolution. Candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged: (i) Microfluidics, (ii) Bacterial genetics (experience with B. subtilis is particularly useful), (iii) Microbial community analyses.

Interested candidates should send (1) a copy of their CV (2) a short letter describing their past research and your interest in our lab and (3) the names and contact of at least two references via email to Alvaro Sanchez at sanchez@rowland.harvard.edu.

Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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