Postdoctoral Scholar in antimicrobial resistance: USA

The Dunlop Lab, within the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University, is looking for a postdoctoral scholar for an interdisciplinary research project in the area of feedback and stochastic gene expression related to single-cell antibiotic resistance.

Research Areas Include

  • Time-lapse imaging of fluorescent reporters for multidrug resistance in bacteria.
  • Microfluidics coupled with microscopy to obtain quantitative measurements of single-cell dynamics. Possible extensions using optogenetic methods.
  • Quantification of mutation rates.

Required Skills

  • Ph.D. in bioengineering, microbiology, molecular biology, synthetic biology, biophysics, chemical engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Experience planning and conducting microbiology experiments is required.
  • The ideal candidate will be familiar with the following areas, with extensive expertise in one or more of the topics: fluorescence microscopy, single-cell analysis, multi-drug resistance, or microfluidics.
  • Individuals with strong microbiology skills and a demonstrated interest in quantitative science are also welcome to apply.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly in both written documents and oral presentations.
  • The candidate must work well with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and have the ability to make independent decisions about experiments and research directions, while maintaining regular communication with lab members and the PI.

To Apply

Send a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Dr. Mary Dunlop (

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