The MIRA lab works at the interface of molecular biology and evolution. They are looking for a candidate who holds a PhD (recently submitted thesis is also fine) and has a strong grounding in either experimental evolutionary biology or molecular biology and genetics. Skill in one of the following diverse areas: ribosomal biology, computational drug design or analysis of next generation sequencing (NGS) data sets is an added plus. If you have prior experience working with protein synthesis in any system, or AMR (antimicrobial resistance), you could transition rapidly into this work! The candidate must have at least one first author research paper (will consider preprints on a case-by-case basis) and be able to work independently.
Our main aim is to hire a high-quality candidate who can design experiments for themselves and carry forward our work. Therefore, depending on the person’s expertise and inclination, the postdoctoral researcher hired for this position will either (i) Combine molecular work with experimental evolution of bacteria and bacteriophage, or (ii) Initiate computational and molecular work related to drug design. The latter will also involve some basic microbiology and gene manipulations. Techniques like ribosome purification, fluorescence microscopy and high through-put chemical and phenotypic screening will be used as needed.