Opportunities to join the lab

We always seek curious, motivated students/post-docs to join our interdisciplinary team. Candidates will preferably have a background in Physics, Biophysics, Informatics, Mathematics or Engineering. Biology students interested in computational modelling or biophysics are also welcomed to apply. Research projects in the lab involve at least one of the following techniques:

  • 3D image analysis of growing cells [1]
  • force measurements in living cells [2] and organs [3]
  • mechanical modeling of cells and tissues [4,5]
  1. “MorphoGraphX: A platform for quantifying morphogenesis in 4D.” Elife (2015)
  2. “Cellular force microscopy for in vivo measurements of plant tissue mechanics.” Plant physiology (2012)
  3. “Morphomechanical innovation drives explosive seed dispersal.” Cell (2016)
  4. “Why plants make puzzle cells, and how their shape emerges.” Elife (2018)
  5.  “Cellular basis of growth in plants: geometry matters.” Current opinion in plant biology (2019)

Please always provide a motivation letter, CV, publication list, grades records and contact to two referees with your application. If no core funding is available at the time, please consider applying for the following grants.

We encourage students and post-docs from under-represented groups to apply.