We are excited to be expanding! Flora is a postdoc, and will be working on evolving small bacterial communities. Shota is starting his PhD on modeling microbial community stability and productivity. And for three months, we are also happy to have Avery here, visiting from Cornell University.
We spent two wonderful days in the mountains talking science, eating, drinking and hiking…
A virtual seminar presenting some of our recent work is now available to watch on the SIB website.
It’s super having Afra here until the end of the year to work on modeling antibiotic resistance! She is already integrating well!
We are very happy that our first theoretician, Björn Vessman has joined the lab!
Our group is now officially affiliated to the Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics
Finally, Marc Garcia-Garcerà has joined us as a postdoc to explore the genomes of our bacteria! Welcome Marc!
We’re really excited to have Rita Di Martino join our group as the first PhD student! She will be working on understanding the mechanisms behind the interactions in our ecosystem.
Note: This position has now been filled.
We are recruiting!
I am looking for a motivated and curious PhD student to work on building mathematical and computational models of evolving multi-species bacterial communities at the Department of Fundamental Microbiology in the beautiful city of Lausanne, Switzerland. The position is fully funded with a generous salary, and can start any time after May, 2017 (exceptions can be made to start earlier).
The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary group to construct models that capture interactions between five bacterial species. These models will then be fit to data observed in the lab, and used to make predictions regarding population stability and productivity, that can later be validated again in the laboratory. The work will include dynamical systems (differential equations), individual-based models, and possibly control theory. A background in any of these fields is not required but will be appreciated. A passion for the subject, programming skills and a good command of written and spoken English are required.
Please send questions and applications (including a one-page motivation letter with your research interests, a CV and evidence of a Master’s degree) to me at sara.mitri[at]unil.ch.