PhD position in plant molecular genetics
At the Institute of Biology – Applied Genetics, Free University Berlin aPhD position in plant molecular genetics is available from May 1, 2009.
Senescence is the final phase of leaf development and critically for the remobilization of nutrients to sink tissues. Senescence is a highly complex and regulated process wherein cells undergo drastic biochemical and structural changes. For the identification of key genes/proteins and regulators that are involved in nitrogen reallocation during leaf senescence in oilseed rape and Arabidopsis we are seeking a highly motivated PhD student to join our young research team (www.angenetik.fu-berlin.de/kunze_eng.html).
PhD candidates need to hold a diploma/master degree in biology or equivalent qualification. Applicants are expected to have a broad knowledge and adequate laboratory experience in plant molecular biology, genetics and physiology and should have a strong interest in plant nutrition. Knowledge in bioinformatics is an advantage. Good knowledge of English is required.
The position (50% BAT IIa/TV-L E13) is initially funded for three years by the DFG Forschergruppe FOR948 “Nitrogen uptake, metabolism and remobilization in leaves during plant senescence”.
Applications should include a cover letter addressing the motivation to conduct research in this field, CV, copies of certificates and names and addresses of two referees. Please send your application to:Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kunze
Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Biologie – Angewandte Genetik
Closing date is April 9th, 2009.
The Free University Berlin is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with its policy of increasing the proportion of women in this type of employment, the University actively encourages applications from women. Disabled persons will be favored when equally qualified.