The lab focuses on understanding how physics and ecology interplay in shaping the diversity of swimming behaviors available to microbes. Many bacteria swim with the aid of flagella, helical appendages that can be rotated by a motor at their base. Bacterial species differ in flagella number, position, shape, and other properties. We strive to learn which motility behaviors can be achieved with a given flagellar architecture in a given type of environment and to evaluate the benefits of these different behavioral strategies.
The successful candidate will conduct experimental research on novel bacterial motility behaviors using a broad range of approaches that include high-throughput 3D bacterial tracking, chemotaxis assays, and other biophysical techniques.
Applicants should bring along
- a strong training in physics, quantitative biology, or a related field,
- enthusiasm for cross-disciplinary experimental science,
- a strong background in quantitative analyses, and
- a high level of proficiency in at least one programming language.
Experience in advanced light microscopy 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 [at] rowland.harvard.edu):
- a current CV including research skills and a publication list,
- a short letter describing research accomplishments and interests as well as your motivation for joining our lab (max. 1 page), and
- contact details for at least two individuals willing to provide references.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Wang Group at The Rowland Institute at Harvard is now accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow position starting April 2018 or later.
The Wang Group’s focus is on energy and environment applications. Candidates with achievements, knowledge, and experience in areas including heterogeneous catalysis (such as CO2 hydrogenation, CH4 partial oxidation, low-T methanol reforming, solid oxide fuel cell, and so on), applied electrochemistry in energy/environment/sensors, electrochromic materials/devices, and microbial (electro)synthesis are preferred.
The candidate will benefit from the expertise of Wang group in catalysis, and the interdisciplinary environment fostered at the Rowland Institute at Harvard.
Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2017, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
To apply applicants should email the following to email@example.com.
- Cover Letter
- Complete CV
- Statement of Past Research achievements
- Statement of Future Research interests
- List of 3 references
Wang group website: http://www.rowland.harvard.edu/rjf/hwang/
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.