Postdoc position in microfluidics with a focus on droplet-based systems
At the Departments of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology and Material Science and Engineering, Uppsala University.
Time-limited postdoc stipend 100% during 2 years beginning as soon as possible.
Research groups involved: Prof. Dan Andersson research group is part of the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology and we work on bacterial genetics and evolution with a special focus on evolution of antibiotic resistance. The group presently consists of 16 people. More information can be found at: www.imbim.uu.se/forskargrupper/infektion-och-forsvar/Andersson_Dan_I/
Prof. Maria Tenje research group is part of the division for Microsystem Technology at the Department of Material Science and Engineering and the focus of our research is to develop microfluidic systems for applications in life sciences. Today 15 people work in the group. More information can be found at: www.teknik.uu.se/mikrosystemteknik/embla. Most of the practical work will be performed in Maria Tenjes group.
Research project: The project is aimed at developing a new droplet-based microfluidics method to allow rapid identification of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Of special interest is so-called heteroresistance, a phenomenon where in a main population of susceptible bacteria there exists a small resistant sub-population. This sub-population is often difficult to identify and may cause treatment failure. Using droplet-based microfluidics, we want to develop a rapid, robust and user-friendly system that can be used in hospital-settings.
Qualifications: We are looking for a postdoc that has a PhD in engineering physics, material science, biomedical science or similar where your PhD work was focused on microfluidics. The project will involve everything from manufacturing of microfluidic chips to their use and evaluation for analysis of heteroresistance. Experience of work with droplet-based microfluidics, optical detection and bacteria is a merit. We want a person with high creativity, ability to independently plan experiments as well as excellent analytical and practical skills. You should have high skills in written and spoken English and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
Instructions for application:
Please send your application compiled in a single pdf file to Prof. Dan I. Andersson (Dan.Andersson@imbim.uu.se) before Feb 29 2020 and include in your application.
A short letter that describes your research interests and a motivation for why you would be suitable for this position (maximum 2 pages)
Curriculum vitae including publication list
Copy of proof of passed PhD exam
Names, email addresses and telephone numbers to three references and three recommendation letters