University of Lausanne, Department of Plant Molecular Biology

The research in the group of Christiane Nawrath is aimed on the molecular characterization of the formation and function of the plant cuticle in Arabidopsis and tomato. The proposed research will focus on the role of ABC transporters in the formation of the cuticular biopolyester cutin and the properties of the tomato fruit cuticle.

Highly motivated students that are interested in taking a combined approach using various techniques, including molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, (bio)chemistry, physiology and biophysics to answer questions in polyester research are encouraged to apply. Master degree or equivalent in biology is essential, experience in molecular biology expected. The successful candidate will be part of the PhD program in Life Sciences of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine at the University of Lausanne.

Applications including a CV, a letter of motivation and information for 2 references should be send to Dr. Christiane Nawrath, Department of Plant Molecular Biology at the University of Lausanne ([email protected]) for July 20, 2021, but will be evaluated longer until position is filled. A personal interview will be an essential part of the selection process.  Starting date may be negotiable, intended to be November 1st.