Website Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Lausanne

A PhD position (5 years) is open in the group of Prof. Yves Poirier at the Department of Plant Molecular Biology (DBMV) of the University of Lausanne. The DBMV regroups 8 laboratories dedicated to the study of plants from cellular and molecular perspectives (www.unil.ch/dbmv/en/home.html).

The research in the Poirier group is aimed at the molecular characterization of phosphate transport and homeostasis in plants as well as in microorganisms associated with plant roots, such as mycorrhiza (www.unil.ch/dbmv/Poirier-group). The proposed research project will focus on the study of phosphate metabolism in Laccaria bicolor, an ectomycorrhizal fungus frequently associated with the roots of trees.

Highly motivated students that are interested in taking a combined approach using techniques including molecular biology, genetics and cell biology to study phosphate homeostasis are encouraged to apply. Master degree or equivalent in biology is essential as well as experience in molecular biology. 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 of two references should be send to Prof. Yves Poirier ([email protected]). Starting date may be negotiable but intended to be at the latest for the beginning of 2022.