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PhD position in Plant Molecular Biology

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The Plant Molecular Biology division, Department Biology I, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, invites candidates for a

PhD position (TV-L E13, 65%)

The chloroplast is unique to plants and is the host of photosynthesis and a wide range of biosynthetic pathways. Furthermore, chloroplasts have retained their own gene expression system. We investigate specific aspects of chloroplast gene expression and how disturbances of this gene expression machinery are transduced to the nucleus (retrograde signaling). Many of the components of those signaling networks are common to many types of stimuli and are found in all organisms ranging from bacteria to humans. The knowledge derived from this project therefore advances our understanding of gene expression and signal transduction per se.
Further reading:
Kleine T, Leister D (2016) Retrograde signaling: Organelles go networking. Biochim Biophys Acta 1857:1313-25
Kleine, T, Leister D (2015) Emerging functions of mammalian and plant mTERFs. Biochim Biophys Acta 1847:786-797
We offer
  • the possibility to work on a cutting-edge project
  • well-equipped, modern and highly interactive research environment within the LMU Biology Campus, Martinsried
  • expertise in a wide range of experimental techniques including molecular biology, protein biochemistry, physiology, genetics, and cell biology
To strengthen our team we are looking for a motivated PhD student interested in the above mentioned topics and willing to apply various cutting-edge technologies that include for instance next-generation sequencing approaches.
Interested applicants should have a strong background in plant physiology and/or molecular biology. Knowledge in systems–biology approaches are of advantage.

Contact detail

How to apply:
Applications (CV, letter of motivation and the contact details of two referees) should be sent per e-mail (subject: ”Position gene expression and retrograde signalling”) until 30.06.2016 to: tatjana.kleine@lmu.de
Send application to
PD Dr. Tatjana Kleine, AG Leister, Biozentrum der LMU München, Bereich Botanik, Großhaderner Str. 2-4, 82152 Planegg-Martinsried, Deutschland.

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Bayern)
Working place
82152 Planegg - Martinsried / München
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences