The team and facilities
The Section of Microbiology and the Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics at University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, seek to hire an enthusiastic and talented postdoctoral scientist to contribute towards high-resolution imaging and multi-omic studies in the area of host-microbiota interactions.
The project—3D’omics—is part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action and involves a collaborative team of 11 European countries. 3D’omics receives €10 million over the next four years with UCPH as the coordinating institution. The project involves using laser microdissection, fluorescence spectral imaging and advanced microscopy techniques, in conjunction with multi-omics, to study the spatial organization and function of gut microbial communities at the microscale. Members of our team will (1) generate high-quality imaging and molecular data to reconstruct the interactions among bacteria as well as those between bacteria and animal hosts while accounting for their three-dimensional spatial features; (2) analyze the micron-scale community restructuring and host response under pathogen colonization or different dietary conditions.
The candidate will have full access to the needed infrastructure, which is already in place (ZEISS LSM800, Leica LMD7, Leica Cryostat, PacBio Sequel 2e) and interact closely with collaborators at external institutions as well as the vibrant and collegial UCPH scientific community. Our section offers a highly diverse and inclusive environment consisting of ≈35 international scientific personnel that specialize in studying microbial interactions, biofilms, horizontal gene transfer, bacterial immune systems, and the early life human microbiome. Members are committed towards collaboration and supporting the career development of new investigators as they transition to independent research careers.
1 Postdoctoral position to contribute towards high-resolution imaging and multi-omic studies in the area of host-microbiota interactions.
A Ph.D. in biological sciences or a related field is required.
Preferred qualifications: Experience with microbiology, confocal microscopy, combinatorial fluorophore labeling, computational image analyses, machine learning, R and/or MATLAB is desirable.
Extended requirements: 3D’omics requires integrating multi-omic techniques and willingness to work across disciplines. Therefore, a background of systems biology is advantageous.