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PhD student

IPK Gatersleben is a large, internationally recognized centre of plant research that addresses problems of modern biology with an emphasis on crop plants. Our scientific expertise integrates a broad diversity of disciplines to elucidate the mechanisms underlying processes of plant development, metabolism, and interactions with the environment. Our research aims at the generation of fundamental knowledge and the development of genetic and biotechnological tools to spur the knowledge-based use of plant-genetic resources to optimize a variety of crop traits. Frequently, this involves co-operation with various national and international universities as well as public-private partnerships.
For the working group of Phytoantibodies we are looking for a
PhD student
Employment is starting up from 1st January 2016 and is limited for 36 months.
The Research Group Phytoantibodies develops efficient methods for production and purification of recombinant proteins in transgenic plants. Immunomodulation of plant cell functions by expression of specific recombinant antibodies against phytohormones and proteins is a further topic.
Your tasks:
The successful applicant will work about the selective degradation of proteins by F-Box-nanobody fusions. Functional proteins in plants will be selectively removed by a targeted proteolytic destruction to study the lack of their function or to achieve pathogen resistance. In the Phytoantiobody group at the IPK the methodical and technical presumptions (selection and characterization of specific recombinant antibodies, plant transformation, biochemical analytical tools) are available.
Your qualification:
You have a university degree (Master, Diplom) in biology, biochemistry or a related science. Essential are skills in the areas of molecular biology or plant sciences. You have practical experience in laboratory work and have basic knowledge of molecular biological methods.
If you need further information feel free to contact Prof. Dr. Udo Conrad. You reach him under conradu@ipk-gatersleben.de or phone +49 (0) 39482 5253.
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 "Beruf und Familie" 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.
Your application:
Please send your complete application until 09.12.2015 to Ms. Gläser citing the reference number 38/11/15. Please contact her also for questions regarding the application and selection procedure.

Contact detail

How to apply:
via Email to jobs@ipk-gatersleben.de
Send application to
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)
Ms. Gläser
Corrensstraße 3, OT Gatersleben
06466 Stadt Seeland
email: jobs@ipk-gatersleben.de
phone: +49 (0) 39482 5101

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Sachsen-Anhalt)
Working place
06466 Stadt Seeland OT Gatersleben
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences