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Your tasks:

  • Screening for dihydroisocoumarin using LCMS in breeding populations of Hydrangea plants, approximately 10000 plants
  • Development of PCR markers with identified phenylpropanoid pathway genes
  • Elucidation of dihydroisocoumarin biosynthetic pathway through testing of labelled and un-labelled phenylpropanoid pathway intermediates for single reaction analysis
  • Bioinformatic search for possible candidate genes/metabolites of dihydrisocoumarin biosynthesis
  • LCMS analysis of dihydrisocoumarin biosynthesis intermediates
  • Selecting candidate genes based on biochemical analysis and developing PCR markers
  • Breeding population testing of the newly developed PCR marker

Your qualifications and skills:

  • You have a master degree in plant nutrition, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, agriculture or any related field.
  • You have practical experiences in all related above fields including LCMS, PCR marker development and bioinformatics.
  • You own solid English skills, as they are a prerequisite for effective work in our multicultural environment.
  • You have good communication skills and will to collaborate with researchers from different disciplines.

We offer you:

  • Excellent infrastructure with modern laboratory equipment and phenotyping facilities.
  • Access to in-house high-performance computing clusters
  • A project position limited to 3 years.
  • Remuneration and benefits according to the German Public Service regulation (TV-L) up to 65 % E13 TV-L.

An etry from 1st June 2024.

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