During the PhD research, the candidate will develop experiments to understand the role of physical gradients within mucus layers (similar to those in large intestine of humans) in regulating the transport of chemical molecules (e.
g., nutrients or metabolites) and gut-associated microbes. By combining microfluidics and microscale imaging, the candidate will analyze how transport processes determine and maintain a healthy microbiome-human interface.
Please contact Prof. Anupam Sengupta () or visit the research page for further information on the project and its scope.
We are seeking excellent and highly motivated candidates holding a Master’s degree in a field related to the topic of the program (MSc or equivalent in Natural Sciences or Engineering Sciences).
Background in fluid mechanics and experience / knowledge of quantitative imaging and analysis will be beneficial. Fluency in English is mandatory English is the working language.
Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team, are desired.