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PhD position - Sunfleck Perception and Signalling in Plants

PhD position - Sunfleck Perception and Signalling in Plants

University of Geneva, Switzerland


Work Contract
Applications are invited for a PhD student position in the research team of Roman Ulm to investigate the molecular mechanisms involved in the perception of natural sunflecks by plants and the function of the UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 in this process. Sunflecks are ecophysiologically and agriculturally important as source of energy for carbon gain; however, a molecular understanding of how plant organs perceive and respond to sunflecks is scarce.

This project will be carried out in collaboration with Jorge J. Casal (IFEVA, University of Buenos Aires and CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Fundación Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires, Argentina) in frame of a Swiss National Foundation funded grant within the Argentinian-Swiss Joint Research Programme (ASJRP).

Job Specification

We seek for talented and highly motivated candidates with strong interest in plant signal transduction to understand the influence of the light environment on plant growth and development. Our group has a strong interest in early UV-B photoreceptor-mediated events regulating UV-B-induced photomorphogenesis and acclimation in plants (for more information on our group please see

We explore state-of-the-art methods in molecular biology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, cell biology and ecophysiology to identify the molecular identities and functions of key factors involved in UV-B perception, signalling and responses.

Job Profile

The successful candidate should hold (or be in the process of getting) an M.Sc. degree in Biology, Biochemistry or related. Experience in basic molecular techniques is expected.


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University of Geneva, CH
Until filled

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