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The Research Group of Microfluidics and Complex Fluids searches for an ambitious microbiologist keenly interested in the development and use of innovative microfluidic protocols to tackle problems in physiology and evolution of bacteria. The research tasks will include designing and execution of experiments oriented at the use of new microfluidic technologies developed in our laboratory for high throughput culturing of bacteria in microdroplets and microchambers. The goal of the research will be to study the physiology of bacteria in various chemical environements, susceptibility of bacteria to chemerin administered alone and in combination with other bacteriostatic and bacteriotoxic substances, role of chemerin in controlling the representation of different bacterial strains in consortias and studies on the mechanisms of development of resistance to antibiotics.

Requirements:
– Outstanding motivation and enthusiasm for research.
– Experience in research related to the project, especially in experimental microbiology, molecular biochemistry or research on evolution of microorganisms.
– PhD in biotechnology, microbiology, evolutionary biology or similar.
– Good handle of English in reading, writing and communication.

We offer:
– Work in a dynamic research group with members representing diverse interests and qualifications ranging from organic chemistry, through biochemistry, microbiology to physics and mathematics.
– Engagement into an ambitious research program and possibility to build the academic career.
– Competitive salary. Contract for 12 months with a possibility to extend till November 2019.

Applications including a motivation letter, information (max 3500 characters) on major accomplishments, a scientific CV with a list of publications and number of citations should be sent by July 7th 2016 either be email to microfluidics.research.group@gmail.com or by mail to Instytut Chemii Fizycznej PAN ul. Kasprzaka 44/52, 01-224 Warszawa with the annotation „Application for postdoctoral fellowship in the group of Microfluidics and Complex Fluids (microbiology)”.


The Research Group of Microfluidics and Complex Fluids focuses on fundamental and applied research on nonequilibrium systems in soft matter with a particular attention to microfluidics. We investigate the questions in hydrodynamics and physics of flow and structure of matter at small scales and develop new techniques for handling liquids at the microscale for use in research in chemistry and biology and for use in medical diagnostics. The group has published more than 100 research papers in the best scientific journals and filed multiple patent applications. The research is supported by multiple agencies, including the European Research Council, National Science Centre and the Foundation for Polish Science.