Website IPK Gatersleben - Research group Meiosis

Your tasks:

  • You will uncover new strategies and develop novel tools to modify plant meiotic recombination outcome aiming to accelerate plant breeding.
  • Project 1: Based on novel single pollen nuclei genotyping tools in barley and based on forward genetic approaches in Arabidopsis, you will decipher the potential of meiotic non-crossovers as natural source of genetic variation.
  • Project 2: Based on genome editing and virus-based tools, you will explore novel strategies for triggering meiotic recombination.
  • You will present results at scientific meetings and write journal articles.

Your qualifications and skills:

  • You are completing or hold a Ph.D. degree in the field of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline.
  • You have a strong publication record.
  • Experience in the field of meiosis and/or experience in working with reproductive processes in plants are desirable but not required.
  • You have experience in molecular, cell biological and/or cytogenetic techniques.
  • You have solid English skills, which are a prerequisite for effective work in our multicultural working environment.

We offer you:

  • … two ERC-funded postdoctoral positions as a unique opportunity to deepen and broaden your research profile and advancing your career.
  • … Employment initially for 36 months each – starting by 01.07.2021 or later.

…  a gross salary up to 100% E13 TV-L.

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