lab focuses on understanding bacterial multicellular behavior, using
biofilms, swarming, and the interactions with mammalian hosts as a
model systems. If you are interested in a postdoc
in molecular microbiology or biophysics,
then get in contact with us!
We are currently seeking to appoint:
- 1x Postdoc in molecular microbiology,
- 1x PhD. student in molecular microbiology,
- 1x Postdoc in biophysics,
to start in (early/mid) 2018.
The particular direction of the research projects will depend on
the skills and interests of the postdoc/PhD student. To get an overview
of recent projects, take a look at the publications page.
Applications will be considered until the positions are
filled. Please include your CV, a statement on why you want to join our
research group, and the names and contact details of academic referees,
and combine all documents into a single PDF file. Please send the
How to become a Ph.D. student in the lab
There are two different administrative routes to becoming a Ph.D.
student in the lab.
Track 1: You apply to our lab directly. This way you can do a
Ph.D. in physics or a Ph.D. in biology. Applications can be received at
any time, and students can be admitted throughout the year. Open
positions for such direct applications are listed in the left column of
Track 2: You apply to the International
Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) in Marburg, which is a graduate
school focused on microbiology. The application deadlines are every
year in January. Once admitted, the students start their research in
October of the year they applied. The IMPRS yields a Ph.D. in biology.
Bachelor and Master students
We have a range of interesting projects for Bachelor and Master
students in physics, biology, engineering, and computer science. The
projects will focus on understanding bacterial biofilm formation and
interfering with biofilm formation.
Marburg is a very pretty and old university city near Frankfurt,
Germany. It has a large student population, a castle on a hill, and
various other nice aspects. Marburg also has a strong emphasis on microbiology
in basic research and medical/clinical research.