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PhD position in Plant Biology

The Chemical Signalling Group at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn invites
applications for a
PhD position in Plant Biology
Pending final approval for funding of a coordinated project we are planning to investigate
Plant-microbe interactions to improve plant health and productivity.
An important factor for agricultural productivity is protection of crops against
pathogens. This project aims at identifying novel targets for breeding and advanced
agricultural practices exploiting distinct features of biotic interactions. As one aspect,
we will analyze the crosstalk between host and pathogen early during infection with a
major focus on oxidative processes and redox controlled molecular responses. The
sub-project builds on earlier work on fluorescent protein sensors (see e.g. Meyer &
Dick (2010) Antioxid. Redox Signal., 13, 621-650; Schwarzländer et al. (2015)
Antioxid. Redox Signal., DOI: 10.1089/ars.2015.6266).
We offer an exciting and dynamic research environment, a newly-equipped lab, a
friendly and experienced team with excellent international connections and dedicated
training in the relevant techniques and skills to the highest standard. Salary and
benefits are paid at TV-L 13 (part-time) (German public services tariff).
We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with interest in plant science and
redox biology. Practical experience in molecular biology, biochemistry or imaging will
be of benefit. The applicant should hold a Masters degree (or equivalent) in Biology or
another relevant subject such as Agriculture, Biochemistry, Chemistry or Physics.
Excellent language skills in either English or German are required. For enquiries
contact andreas.meyer@uni-bonn.de.
Please apply by email submitting a single PDF document in English or German
containing a detailed CV, a brief summary of previous research projects, and the
names of two potential referees to sekretariat-cs@uni-bonn.de by 31 July 2015.

The University of Bonn aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching. Hence, qualified women are particularly asked to apply. Preference is given to severely disabled applicants in cases of the same level of qualification.

Contact detail


How to apply:
Please apply by email submitting a single PDF document in English or German
containing a detailed CV, a brief summary of previous research projects, and the
names of two potential referees to sekretariat-cs@uni-bonn.de by 31 July 2015.
Send application to
sekretariat-cs@uni-bonn.de

Job profile


Working hours
Part-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Working place
53113 Bonn
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences
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