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 regulation related to single-cell antibiotic resistance.
Research areas include:
Time-lapse imaging of fluorescent reporters for multidrug resistance in bacteria.
Cost/benefit analysis of stress response mechanisms.
Microfluidics coupled with microscopy to obtain quantitative measurements of single-cell dynamics. Possible extensions into optogenetics.
Stochastic models of gene expression.
Analysis of gene regulatory networks with positive and negative feedback.
Salary: Based on experience
Ph.D. in bioengineering, biophysics, microbiology, synthetic biology, 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, computational biology, stochastic systems, optogenetics, microfluidics. Individuals with strong microbiology skills and a demonstrated interest in quantitative science are also welcome to apply.
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