Postoc Position in Plant Development at Heidelberg University

Research at the Centre for Organismal Studies in Heidelberg is dedicated to study organismic biology from the basic molecular principles to cell biology, developmental biology and physiology both in plants and in animals at all organisational levels. The institute is fully embedded into the Life Science campus of Heidelberg University and access to state-of-the-art imaging, proteomics and genomics platforms is assured. Our group investigates the process of radial plant growth and cambium regulation as a model for elucidating developmental principles focussing on intra- and intercellular communication.

Activities and responsibilities

It is envisaged that the successful applicant will address the fundamental question of how cell identities are reprogrammed during postembryonic growth processes using biochemical, molecular and/or computational methods. For more information on the project or the general setup, please view our website pages (http://www.cos.uni-heidelberg.de) or contact Thomas Greb directly.

Qualification profile

Successful applicants will be highly motivated, have outstanding communication skills, be capable of working independently in a goaloriented manner and have published (or be close to publishing) in major international journals. Experience in some or all of the following disciplines is desirable: plant development, genetics, histology, molecular biology, cell biology and transcriptomics. To qualify for the position applicants should have a PhD degree or equivalent obtained in a related field, preferably no longer than three years ago.

Benefits

We are offering a dynamic and research-oriented work environment with a strong focus on multi-cultural team work. Salary is according to the German E13 pay scheme. Duration of the position is negotiable but at least for two years.

Send application to

Interested candidates are encouraged to send an email including a cover letter describing their motivation, CV and contact details for two referees to Thomas Greb (thomas.greb@cos.uni-heidelberg.de). Reviewing of applications will be continued until a suitable candidate is found.

Depending on individual qualification and experience € 60.000 to 79.999 gross per year will be paid for this position.
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The Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) Heidelberg aims to study organismic biology beyond the borders of organisational level. Research and teaching at COS is dedicated to study organismic biology from the basic molecular principles to cell biology, developmental biology and physiology both in plants and in animals and to further extend into evolution, biodiversity, systems biology and...

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