Biologist as PhD Student (f/m)
For the working group of Molecular Plant Nutrition we are looking for a PhD student.
Employment starting up as soon as possible and is limited for 36 months.
Research in our group is focused on the transport and sensing of nutrients, on genotypic factors determining nutrient efficiency in plants, and stress adaptations of primary metabolism. We combine molecular and metabolic approaches to investigate morphological and physiological responses of plants to abiotic stress situations and aim at identifying key processes and underlying genes crucial for nutrient acquisition and the maintenance of metabolism.
The aim of this project is to characterize root exudates of Arabidopsis, their Fe-mobilizing properties and to identify underlying genes involved in root exudate-mediated iron acquisition. This work includes mutant screens, biochemical purification and chemical analysis of root metabolites incl. their apoplastic processing and their evaluation regarding their iron chelation, iron reduction and their ability to improve plant growth under iron deficiency. In addition, transgenic lines need to be prepared from isolated genes and analyzed to describe physiological, iron-related functions of the corresponding proteins. The project will be part of a cooperation among four labs from Germany and Austria.
- a master or diploma in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or a related discipline
- working experience in molecular biological techniques
- solid background in physiology
- strong ability for team work
- fluent English communication skills
- interest in the combination of basic and applied research
If you need further information feel free to contact Prof. Dr. Nicolaus von Wirén. You reach him under firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +49 (0) 39482 5602.
The IPK is striving to increase the proportion of women in sectors where they are underrepresented, and therefore explicitly encourages applications from qualified women. The IPK was awarded the Hertie Foundation's work and balance certificate ("berufundfamilie") for its family-friendly working conditions. The IPK campus is located in the immediate vicinity of a local day care center and primary school (Grundschule). Gross salary will be up to 65% E13 TV-L.
Please send your application (incl. CV, list of publications, a motivation statement for research, and a list of 3 references) until 29.05.2016 to Ms. Gläser citing the reference number 26/04/16. Please contact her also for questions regarding the application and selection procedure.
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 26/04/16
Corrensstraße 3, OT Gatersleben
06466 Stadt Seeland
phone: +49 (0) 39482 5101
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