- Type de poste: CDD, PhD/Doctorat
- Secteur : Public
- Localité : France
- Limite de candidature : 08/11/2021
- Profil de poste:
Recherche et innovation
- Domaine(s) :
Microbiologie et Immunologie
We offer an interdisciplinary PhD position at the University of Leuven (Belgium).
The research will concern mathematical and/or computational modelling of microbial evolution in changing and uncertain environments, and will be mainly supervised by Prof Piet van den Berg and co-supervised by Prof Jan Michiels.
This set-up ensures close supervision on the modelling part (Prof van den Berg) but also the direct involvement of a world class experimental evolution lab (Prof Michiels), both to direct attention to the most relevant research questions and to test model predictions.
Research questions include (but are not limited to):
- How do environmental change and uncertainty affect the evolutionary response to antibiotic stress in bacteria (i.e. evolution of resistance vs persistence)?
- Do different genetic backgrounds make some evolutionary responses to environmental change and uncertainty more likely than others?
The position is relatively flexible – the course of the project can to a reasonable extent be adapted to the interests and background of the candidate.
Full time position, Standard Belgian PhD salary.Three yeas of funding are currently secured for this position – the student will be asked to apply for FWP PhD funding
- MSc in Biology or a related field
- Experience with theoretical modelling and/or systems biology
- Capacity for creative and critical thinking and strong motivation to work on evolutionary questions
For more information please contact Prof. dr. Piet van den Berg, mail: email@example.com
You can apply for this job no later than 08/11/2021 via the online application tool.
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