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  and micro-indentation . 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
 “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
 “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.
 “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