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Post-doctoral position in oat molecular biology with focus on arabinoxylans

Post-doctoral position in oat molecular biology with focus on arabinoxylans

Lund University, Sweden


ScanOats is a newly established industrial research centre in collaboration between the academy and the industry. We conduct basic and applied research on oats and oat-based products. Oat is an important crop both for the Swedish agriculture and for the food chain. ScanOats is unique in the sense that we cover the entire chain from basic research, genome sequencing, cultivar development, field testing, mild processing and fractionation, and clinical health trials.

The project will focus on arabinoxylan fibres in oat. Various assays to quantify arabinoxylan will be developed, our available oat genome sequence will be analyses for arabinoxylan biosynthesis and other related genes and our mutagenized oat population will be screened for lines with modified arabinoxylan levels in the grain. Specific mutations in lines with modified arabinoxylan levels will be mapped, the whole genome of selected lines will be sequences and the molecular mechanisms behind arabinoxylan biosynthesis will be elucidated. High arabinoxylan oat varieties will be an applied result of this project.

The work will be conducted in collaboration with researchers within the other work packages of ScanOats, with CropTailor and with ScanOats industrial partners Lantmännen, Oatly and Swedish Oat Fibre.

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours, as well as supervision of degree projects and doctoral students. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The candidate is expected to contribute to applying for further external research grants.


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Lund University, SE

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