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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 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 intend deepen this research by exploring Arabidopsis
accessions with altered regulation of organic N utilization, to
characterize potential vacuolar transporters and analyse transgenic
tomato plants with altered expression of orgN transporters.
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
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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