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Post-doc (f/m) and PhD student (m/f) - Molecular Plant Physiology

Post-doc (f/m) and PhD student (m/f) - Molecular Plant Physiology

Max Planck Institute Golm, Germany

 

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam-Golm invites applications for a PhD student (f/m) and a Post-doc (m/f).

The research interest of the Wahl group focuses on the question of how a plant’s metabolite status and nutrition affect developmental decisions. In particular we are interested in the processes happening at the shoot apex in terms of meristem size regulation and the floral transition. We have recently published how a plant’s sucrose status is integrated into the regulation of flowering via the T6P pathway (Wahl et al., Science, 2013) and are currently further characterizing this pathway’s function. In addition, we were able to identify mechanisms of how a plant’s nitrogen nutrition regulates flowering via nitrate inducible components of the flowering network in the shoot apical meristem (in prep.). We use Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system in order to understand the basic mechanisms, but are extending the knowledge gained to the perennial Arabidopsis relative Arabis alpina and crop species such as Solanum tuberosum (potato).

Your profile

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a solid background in molecular biology and a strong interest in plant biology. Central tasks of the projects will be the generation (e.g. by the CRISPR/Cas9 technique) and the morphological, genetic and metabolic analysis of transgenic plants grown under various conditions.

Your qualifications

Applicants should hold a Masters and a PhD degree in Biology or similar

 

More information to be found here

Location: 
The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, DE
Deadline: 
Until filled

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