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Post-doctoral position in Plant Metabolism

Post-doctoral position in Plant Metabolism

University of Geneva, Switzerland

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position to work on the importance of vitamin B1 and B6 metabolism in relation to environmental stress responses in plants in the Fitzpatrick lab at the University of Geneva. This project aims to unravel the
importance of the B1 and B6 vitamers (cofactor and non-cofactor forms) in plants and the mechanisms behind their regulation. The position requires a strong background in plant biochemistry/physiology and molecular biology techniques.
Applicants should have recently received (less than 1 year) or expect to soon receive a PhD in plant biochemistry with extensive knowledge of current methods associated with these disciplines. Previous experience with metabolite analysis by HPLC as well as
the characterisation of plant proteins and/or signaling pathways at both the biochemical and physiological level would be a distinct advantage. The post holder should be able to work independently and show initiative within a multidisciplinary project area and
collaborate with other members of the group. Proven ability of competence in the form of high impact publications is required.
Fluency in English is essential with both excellent oral and written communication skills expected. The position is in the group of Prof. Teresa Fitzpatrick at the University of Geneva (Plant Biochemistry and Physiology), Switzerland.
Key skills that are currently in use in the lab include a combination of molecular and cell biology, biochemical and physiological techniques as well as protein biochemistry.
Further details may be obtained by e-mailing theresa.fitzpatrick@unige.ch
Candidates should send a motivation letter, a detailed CV including publication record, a description of research interests and skills, together with the names and addresses of three referees to the above e-mail address.
The position is available from 1st February 2018 and can last up to 3 years.
The lab may be accesssed at http://www.unige.ch/fitzpatricklab/

 

Location: 
University of geneva, CH
Deadline: 
Until filled

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