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1 PhD Student - Investigating Early Temperature Signalling in Arabidopsis Thaliana

1 PhD Student - Investigating Early Temperature Signalling in Arabidopsis Thaliana

VIB, Belgium


Job description

The De Smet lab is looking to recruit 1 highly-motivated PhD student, who will be involved in elucidating the impact of temperature-triggered changes in protein phosphostatus on plant growth, and on identifying the core signalling mechanisms that play a role in thermomorphogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. The successful candidate will use a multidisciplinary approach, combining biochemistry (phosphoproteomics), cell biology (confocal microscopy), and plant genetics (functional characterization of key regulators). Overall, the PhD project will contribute to our understanding of how an environmental signal (temperature) is perceived by the plant and converted into developmental and physiological responses.



  • a master degree in bio-engineering, biochemistry/biotechnology or molecular biology
  • You can take initiative, function well in a team, and have a hands-on mentality, perseverance and critical mind-set
  • Proficient use of the English language for both oral and written communication

Desirable but not required:

  • master thesis in protein biochemistry, cell biology and/or plant genetics will provide you with an advantage
  • A publication record in peer-reviewed journals in the field of ‘animal and plant sciences’ is an asset


More information to be found here


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