PhD scholarship in Sociomicrobiology: Denmark

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) at the Technical University of Denmark offers a PhD fellowship focused on microbial sociomicrobiology and evolution.

The PhD project will be executed at the Bacterial Interactions and Evolution group in the Section for Microbial and Chemical Ecology. The candidate will study the population biology of bacterial biofilms using high throughput techniques in the research field of microbial ecology and evolution.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Your PhD project will contribute to our understanding of the social interactions and evolution in bacterial biofilms.
  • You will concentrate on biofilms of Bacillus subtilis, but will also scrutinize the impact of microbial interactions and the colonization of the plant root.
  • You will explore high throughput screening and sequencing techniques to apprehend the complexity of regulatory pathways, quorum sensing and their impact on the assembly of biofilms.

Your experience within the following areas of microbiology will be an advantage:

  • molecular bacteriology
  • microbial ecology and evolution
  • population biology
  • classical microbiology techniques and cloning
  • fluorescence microscopy
  • bacterial-plant interaction
  • high throughput techniques (robotics, high content screening systems)

Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

The assessment of the applicants will be made by 15 May 2018 by Professor Ákos T. Kovacs.

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