At the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) we are looking for a postdoc in Biological Physics.
Many cell types are elongated and they spontaneously align with their neighbours. In this respect, they are similar to nematic liquid crystals, complex fluids with orientational order. In a new laboratory at SDU, we study how to control alignment in cells and how to induce regions of misalignment, called topological defects. In particular, we study how topological defects affect the shape and properties of various cell types, in order to understand their biological relevance.
We are looking for a motivated, independent and talented scientist to join this group at SDU as a postdoctoral researcher.
The ideal candidate should have:
- a biophysics,
- a biological physics or
- a biology background with a strong interest in physics.
The candidate should
- have experience in working with cells
- be familiar with optical microscopy
- show initiative and independence.
The position is for two years with the possibility to extend for one further year. It is fully funded by Novo Nordisk Foundation in the context of a long-term project that will lead to further expansion of the group. The postdoc researcher will benefit from the multidisciplinary environment of the PhyLife centre at SDU, which includes scientists with diverse backgrounds with an interest in life sciences, and from the international collaborations of the group.
Deadline: 15 August 2022.
Please see the full call, including how to apply, on www.sdu.dk.