Postdoctoral position in genetic and molecular plant science
Sort on published: 2017-11-01
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
The Department of Organismal Biology teaches and explores the evolution, development and function of whole organisms. For more information see www.iob.uu.se.
The position is placed at Physiological Botany which is part of the Linnean Centre for Plant Biology in Uppsala, www.lcpu.se, and the Evolutionary Biology Centre (EBC), http://ebc.uu.se/?languageId=1. Physiological Botany is located at Uppsala BioCenter.
Project description: Our research focuses on the genetic and molecular regulation of plant root growth and vascular tissue development (see Müller et al, Plant Physiology, 2016, 170(2):956-70; Carlsbecker et al, Nature, 2010, 465(7296):316-21). You will work in a project that aims at pinpointing how the development of the root vascular tissues in the model plant Arabidopsis is affected by endogenous and exogenous signals. In your work you will use genetic, molecular and to some extent bioinformatics methods. You will analyse in detail how various cell- and tissue types in the root communicate with one another and with the shoot, through signals in the form of hormones, small RNAs and other molecules, for coordinated growth and development. A detailed knowledge on how roots and their vascular tissues are affected by and adapt to environmental conditions is of potentially large value for breeding of various crops and tree species, with the aim of better sustaining the consequences of climate changes.
Requirements: To be eligible for the position, the applicant must have a PhD degree or equivalent, in molecular plant science, plant physiology, developmental biology or related fields and have completed the degree within three years before the application deadline. In special circumstances, the PhD can have been completed earlier, including leave of absence due to sickness, parental leave, etc.
A general eligibility requirement is that the applicant must possess the personal capabilities necessary to carry out fully the duties of the appointment. Greater emphasis will be placed on the quality of individual scientific publications than on the number of publications.
Additional qualifications: Applicants must have a great interest in research and have demonstrated ability to produce work of excellent quality and international impact. Excellent and well documented knowledge in genetics and molecular biology is a requirement for the position. Prior experience with molecular plant research and the use of Arabidopsis is a merit, as are skills in bioinformatics. The applicant must have good communication skills in English and be able to express him/herself clearly and succinctly in both oral and written form. Large emphasis is put on the applicant’s personal abilities, including ability to collaborate and take own initiatives.
How to apply: The application should contain your CV, publication list, PhD diploma, a short description (2-4 pages) of previous research, current research interests and other activities of relevance for the position, as well as reference letters from two reference persons, along with their contact details. All application documents should be written in English.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: Individual salary.
Starting: 2018-02-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending 2020-01-31.
Working hours: 100 %.
For further information about the position please contact Annelie Carlsbecker, e-mail email@example.com, phone 46-18-673 375.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2 January 2018, UFV-PA 2017/3656.
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Placement: Department of Organismal Biology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3656
Last application date: 2018-01-02