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Postdoc position in plant epigenetics

1 Postdoc position

AG Schubert – Epigenetics of Plants



Fixed term until 12/2018

Salary scale 13, TV-L FU

Reference number: BCP IBE 09 17


After flowering induction, plants usually show a continuous generation of flowers. We have shown that the maintenance of flowering is epigenetically controlled and have isolated (epigenetic) mutants, which display vegetative features after flowering induction. These plants show an extended lifespan, but produce less seeds and fruits.


In this project, the isolated mutants shall be characterized epigenetically, biochemically and molecularly to identify their target genes and interaction partners. In addition, the influence of abiotic stressors on the stability of flowering induction will be analysed.


Dr. rer. nat. in Biology or Biochemistry

Required experience:

The candidates need to have a strong experimental background in molecular plant sciences, with a focus on either plant development or epigenetics. Experience in bioinformatics (with R) and Microsoft Office are an advantage.


Desired experience:

Very good English skills are important, German skills are not a requirement, but advantageous. The candidates should be team players and have the ability to work conceptually and independently.


Applications should contain a single PDF file, comprise study records, two letters of recommendation, a motivation letter clearly stating the interest in the project, in plant epigenetics and the group, a CV (including study records and publications) and a summary of the PhD thesis. 

Applications including all relevant documents and quoting the reference code should be submitted by October 23rd, 2017 to

Institute for Biology – Epigenetics of Plants

Prof. Dr. Daniel Schubert

Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin, DE

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