We are currently looking for a postdoctoral research associate to join our team. You should ideally have a background in biomechanics and/or fluid mechanics and be enthusiastic about applying your creativity and skills to carnivorous plants. You will be part of an international collaborative team aiming to identify and characterize key traits for insect trapping in carnivorous pitcher plants and sundews, understand their genetic underpinnings, and try to transfer these traits into non-carnivorous model plants and crops in order to develop novel, environmentally friendly approaches to crop protection and pest resistance. Your main role in the project will be to characterize the biomechanical properties and mechanisms of trapping fluids and surfaces. You will develop and build customized setups and measurement devices to investigate the rheology and retentive capacity of trap fluids, and the wettability and anti-adhesive properties of trap surfaces. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss the post. Full details on how to apply can be found on jobs.ac.uk or on the University of Bristol website.