PhD position ”The role of heat shock proteins for thermomemory”
A PhD position is now available to study the role of mitochondrial sHSPs whose expression parallels that of HSP21 during the thermomemory phase, for thermopriming and thermomemory in Arabidopsis.
The successful applicant will generate transgenic lines with enhanced or suppressed expression of mitochondrial sHSPs and characterise their thermomemory behaviour. Additionally, we aim to assess their chaperone activity and identify their targets in vivo upon a priming treatment. We also aim to identify their upstream transcriptional regulators, assuming those to be early regulators of priming and memory. The research involves cutting-edge molecular biological and genomics methods.
The position is available for three years (TV-L 13, 65%) on the German pay scale. We are looking to fill the position at the earliest possible date.
The candidate must hold a MSc degree (or equivalent) in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or similar. We are looking for a highly motivated new team member with excellent academic record, strong motivation for research in plant biology, very good English skills in speaking and writing, and a strong commitment to cooperate. The research will be performed within the frame of the Cooperative Research Center (CRC) 973 – Priming and Memory of Organismic Responses to Stress (http://www.sfb973.de/). Working place is the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (http://www.mpimp-golm.mpg.de/22381/Salma_Balazadeh).
Applicants should submit a letter of motivation, a resume with publication list, and names and email addresses of three references as a single PDF-document by e-mail to:
Dr. Salma Balazadeh, University of Potsdam / Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology,
14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany
The position is available immediately and application time is open until filled.
Applicants should submit a letter of motivation, a resume with publication list, and names and email addresses of three references as a single PDF-document by e-mail to Dr. Salma Balazadeh, firstname.lastname@example.org.
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: SFB SB 2016-1
University of Potsdam / Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology,
14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany
About Universität Potsdam
The Department of Molecular Biology is part of the multidisciplinary Institute of Biochemistry and Biology and is located at the Science Center Golm. The department has a satellite group at the nearby Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology. The Department provides facilities for molecular, physiological, biochemical and biophysical plant research and high quality teaching and...More about Universität Potsdam