Boston University POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR, Department of Biomedical Engineering in Boston, Massachusetts

Tracking Code 9953/D1718 Job Description

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TO THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCES WEBSITES Send a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Dr. Mary Dunlop (mjdunlop@bu.edu).

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston , Massachusetts, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular