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PhD or Postdoc position in Molecular Plant Physiology

PhD or Postdoc position in Molecular Plant Physiology

Bern, Switzerland

 

Description
A PhD or a postdoc position is available at the University of Bern (Switzerland). The research project aims at determining the role of transporters of organic nitrogen (N) for plant performance. There is increasing evidence that plants not only use ammonium or nitrate as N source, but also acquire organic N, e.g. amino acids and small peptides, from the soil. It remains however unclear, how much the direct uptake of organic nitrogen contributes to plant nitrogen needs. Our research has contributed considerably to the current understanding of the uptake and reallocation of organic N in plants. We now want to deepen this research by isolating mutants and exploring Arabidopsis accessions with altered regulation of organic N metabolism and transport. The international and interdisciplinary research environment at the Institute of Plant Sciences and the University of Bern offers an excellent opportunity for career development. We are looking for strongly motivated candidates interested in molecular genetics, as well as cell and molecular biology.

Starting
December 2016 or at earliest convenience. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.Education/requirements The position requires an MSc or PhD degree, respectively, in biology or biochemistry and qualifications in plant molecular biology, plant physiology, genetics, cell biology or biochemistry.

Application
The single pdf file should include a CV, description of research interests, names and contact details of two reference persons.

Please contact
Prof. Dr. Doris Rentsch, plantphys@ips.unibe.ch www.ips.unibe.ch/research/plantphys

Location: 
University of Bern, CH
Deadline: 
Until filled

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