Funded PhD or Post-doc position – HFSP grant

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Mechanics of Cell Movements in Plant Stomata 

Starting September 2021

We are seeking a motivated candidate to join our biophysics group. The project will involve mechanical modeling (FEM), 3D image analysis and experimental biophysics of plant cells. A background in Biophysics, Physics, Computer Sciences or Mathematics is required. Biology students with a strong interest in physics and programming are encouraged to apply. Experience with modeling or programming (C++, python, matlab) or nano-indentation are a strong asset, but are not required.

The PhD student/post-doctoral researcher will investigate the biophysics of cell movements in plant stomata using mechanical simulations [1, 2], 3D image analysis [3] and micro-indentation [4]. She/He will work in close collaboration with experimentalists (physicists and biologists) from the Routier lab at the Research Institute in Plant Biology (IRBV), University of Montreal.  The project is funded by a HFSP research grant and involves close collaborations with the Raissig lab (Germany) and the Cheung lab (USA).

Please send your candidature to al.routier@umontreal.ca complete with: a motivation letter and research interests (1 page max), CV, grade records and email addresses of 2 referees. The position will remain open until filled.

Literature:

[1] “Cellular basis of growth in plants: geometry matters.” Kierzkowski & Routier-Kierzkowska, Current Opinion in Plant Biology 47, 56-63 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2018.09.008

[2] https://morphographx.org/morphomechanx/

[3] “MorphoGraphX: A platform for quantifying morphogenesis in 4D” Barbier de Reuille, Routier-Kierzkowska et al., eLife 4, e05864 (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.05864.

[4] “Cellular force microscopy for in vivo measurements of plant tissue mechanics.” Routier-Kierzkowska et al., Plant physiology 158.4 (2012): 1514-1522. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.111.191460

[Filled] Funded PhD position in Plant Cell Mechanobiology

We are looking for a new PhD student to join the group starting from fall 2020. The project will involve mechanical experiments on cells and tissues, 3D image analysis and programming.

A background in Biophysics, Physics, Computer Sciences or Mathematics is required. Biology students with a strong interest in physics or programming are encouraged to apply.

Please send your candidature to al(dot)routier(at)umontreal(dot)ca complete with:

  1. motivation letter
  2. CV
  3. list of publications
  4. email addresses of 2 referees

Funded PhD and PostDoc positions are filled.

Thank you to all the applicants. If you are interested in joining the lab, please consider applying for an individual grant. You can send me a complete application by email (Motivation letter – including research interests and potential project you would like to work on, CV, Publication list, Grades, Contact information for 3 referees).