Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry

The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry the department Biochemistry of Plant Interac-tions invites applications for a

PhD position investigations of the proteoforms of mevalonate kinase in Arabidopsis (m/f/d)

(Salary group E13 TV-L, part-time 65 %)

in the DFG-funded Integrated Research Training Group of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) SNP2Prot “Plant Proteoform Diversity”. The position is funded from 1 October 2024 to 30 June 2028.

The project:

Within the CRC, the position is attached to subproject C04, which is a cooperation between the labs of Prof. Panagiotis Kastritis at the Martin-Luther University and Prof. Alain Tissier at the IPB. This position is at the IPB under the supervision of Prof. Tissier. The main goal of this subproject is to understand the impact of natural non-synonymous variations in coding sequence of the mevalonate kinase of Arabidopsis (AtMVK). AtMVK is a central enzyme in the mevalonate pathway, which supplies precursors for steroid phytohormones, sterol lipids, sesquiterpenoids and triterpenoids, mitochondrial isopre-noids and dolichol.

To apply for this job please visit www.ipb-halle.de.