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Call for a postdoctoral fellow (bacterial microfluidic experiments)

A new postdoc position is available at Takeuchi Lab, Department of Physics, The University of Tokyo, to carry out microfluidic experiments on dense bacterial populations and statistical physics analysis. Feel free to spread this announcement to potential candidates. See the following for details.

Opened position

1 postdoctoral position


Candidates are expected to have interests and motivations to carry out microfluidic experiments on bacterial populations, which aim at quantitative and physical understanding of dynamic phenomena therein. Experience of bacterial experiments, microfluidic devices, optical tweezers, image analysis, or active matter studies is appreciated but not necessary.


The postdoctoral fellow will push forward a project on microfluidic experiments on dense bacterial populations and statistical physics analysis, being carried out under the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, "Information physics of living matters".

More specifically, this project in our lab aims at quantitative observations, understanding, and control of collective motion of dense bacterial populations, by using microfluidic devices, especially the "extensive micro-perfusion system" we developed (see here and preprint). We regard macroscopic states of collection motion as sorts of non-equilibrium phases, and attempt to characterize phase changes we observe, from thermodynamic and statistical physics viewpoints. Thereby we aim to contribute to basic foundation of "Information physics of living matters".

As long as the above project is pursued with priority, the fellow may also be engaged in other research projects.


The candidate must have a PhD at the beginning of the contract.


Starting dateJuly 16th, 2020, or later (determined by consultation)
Contract perioduntil March 31st, 2022. (renewable upon evaluation until March 31st, 2024)
Type of contractfull-time
Salarymonthly gross salary about 360,000 JPY + commutation allowance
InsuranceMEXT mutual aid association (including health insurance) and employment insurance

Documents to submit

(1) CV
(2) List of publications, invited talks, awards, etc.
(3) Copies of up to three selected publications
(4) Summary of past research achievements (up to about 2 pages in A4 format)
(5) Descriptions of experience and/or motivations on one or more keywords listed in the section "Scope" above (about 1 or 2 pages in A4 format)
(6) Contact information of at least one reference (name and email address)

Application deadline

The call is open until the position is filled.


Combine all the documents into a single pdf file (try to make it smaller than 10MB) and send it to The email subject should be "Application for postdoctoral position in Takeuchi Lab". If you do not receive an acknowledgment of receipt by three days after submission, please send an inquiry to the same email address.


Candidates will be screened based on the submitted documents. An interview (online unless direct interviewing is possible and reasonable) may be arranged.


Prof. Kazumasa A. Takeuchi,
Department of Physics, The University of Tokyo.