Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)

Your tasks:

  • You are working in a project to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of spikelet/floret development and spike architecture in wheat using latest genetic, physiological and metabolic approaches.
  • Discover, isolate and functionally characterize QTL or genes for spike/spikelet/floret traits.
  • Utilize latest CRISPR-approaches and transgenic plants to study genes and their regulation during spikelet/floret development.
  • Elucidate spatio-temporal patterns of metabolite and phytohormone distributions in spike and spikelet/floret sections using latest mass spectrometric methodology.

Your qualifications and skills:

  • You have a master, diploma or equivalent degree in agriculture, biology or any related field.
  • Knowledge of molecular, cytological and/or biochemical techniques, or genetic analyses (e.g. Linkage and QTL analysis); hands-on experience in working with plants (e.g. cereals) is desirable.
  • You like phenotyping on all levels – from whole-plant over organ to cellular features.
  • Readiness for field work is expected.
  • Solid English skills are a prerequisite for effective work in our multicultural environment.

We offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in a world class research center with state of the art facilities and scientists from all over the world.
  • Friendly and productive working atmosphere.
  • An employment starting at the earliest from July, 1st 2019 or later limited for 36 month.
  • Gross salary will be up to 50% E13 TV-L.

To apply for this job please visit www.ipk-gatersleben.de.