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Postdoc and Ph.D. opportunities

Our lab at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel focuses on understanding bacterial multicellular development and functions, using biofilms and the interactions of biofilms with mammalian hosts as model systems. To get an overview of recent projects, take a look at the publications page.

We are currently recruiting scientists for the following roles:
  • PhD students in molecular microbiology with a focus on biofilms.
    To apply for this position, please see the call for applications, and submit your application through the online form by the deadline: 25 February 2022.

  • PhD students in physics of bacterial infections and collective behavior .
    To apply for this position, please see the call for applications, and submit your application through the online form by the deadline: 18 March 2022.


  • In addition, we are often looking for scientists to join our lab with the following background:
  • Postdoc or PhD student with experience in RNA work.
  • Postdoc or PhD student with background in metabolism.
  • Postdoc or PhD student with background in biochemistry.
  • Postdoc or PhD student with background in bioinformatics.
  • Postdoc or PhD student with background in physics/biophysics.

  • The exact projects are flexible and will be developed together with Knut, depending on the strengths and interests of the postdoc/PhD student. To apply for these positions, please submit your application through the online form.  


    Bachelor and Master students

    We have a range of interesting projects for Bachelor and Master students in physics, biology, engineering, and bioinformatics. The projects will focus on understanding bacterial biofilm formation and interfering with biofilm formation, or bacterial swarming. If you are interested in working in the lab, send Knut Drescher an e-mail at firstname.surname@unibas.ch.

    Summer internships

    Our lab regularly hosts undergraduate students for summer internships for 8 weeks or more. If you are interested in an internship in the lab, send Knut Drescher an e-mail at firstname.surname@unibas.ch.