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Associate Professor of "MicroProteins and Plant Development

Associate Professor of "MicroProteins and Plant Development

University of Copenhagen, Denmark


The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for a time unlimited position as Associate professor in the area of "MicroProteines and Plant Development" from 1 July 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

A current challenge in plant biology is the transfer of knowledge of basic biological processes from model species to crop plants. The mission of PLEN "From the bench to the field" seeks to stimulate synergies between fundamental and applied research, which thus calls for integrative approaches.

Biological pathways can be transferred between organisms and combined with other existing pathways. Precise knowledge of the development of plants, tissue specifications and modes of gene regulation is indispensable for such synthetic biology approaches. The incumbent of the position is expected to develop novel tools for the regulation of biological pathways (e.g. developmental pathways, biosynthesis pathways) and use genome-wide analysis methods including big data analysis.

Because applied research strongly depends on basic scientific discoveries, research in the area of "MicroProteins and Plant Development" will include studies of basic developmental programs (such as the control of flowering time and the regulation of leaf development) in model plants and the development of transferrable tools and knowledge to crop plants. Synthetic biological approaches (e.g. development of biological switches, synthetic microProteins etc.) and genome-engineering approaches will complement these studies. Because of the interdisciplinarity, the associate professor will engage in both cross-section but also cross-department collaborations within research and teaching.

Qualifications in the following areas are required: 

  • Profound experience in plant developmental biology, e.g. tissue-specification during organ development, regulation of flowering time.
  • Experience in genomics methods (e.g. RNA-Seq, genome-sequencing, ChIP-Seq)
  • Analysis of big data
  • Genome-engineering experience
  • Documented experience in the transfer of knowledge from model to crop plants
  • Experience/interest in science management
  • Experience with industrial collaborators and cross-sector grant applications


More information to be found here

University of Copenhagen, DK

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