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The IPB is an international research institute located on the Weinberg-Campus of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and provides state-of-the-art facilities for research in plant biochemistry/proteomics, cell biology/imaging, and natural products chemistry/metabolomics.

The Department Biochemistry of Plant Interactions offers a multinational, interdisciplinary, and highly stimulating scientific environment. Information about the research group and the IPB can be found on the homepage:

The position will be at the Department Biochemistry of Plant Interactions within the research group “Nuclear Processes in Plant Defense”.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to identify substrates of protein ADP-ribosylation in model and crop plant species. ADP-ribosylation is a post-translational protein modification that is conserved in all land plants. The modification has been associated with plant stress responses to defined biotic and abiotic stress conditions. However, substrates and the consequences of ADP-ribosylation for protein function remain largely unknown in plants. In addition, many plant pathogens deliver ADP-ribosylating effectors (toxins) into plant cells to manipulate host physiology or innate immunity. The candidate will build on established methods and the state-of-the-art protein mass spectrometry facilities within the department to identify novel substrates of ADP-ribosylation in plants and address functional consequences of the protein modification.


Please, contact Dr. Lennart Wirthmüller ([email protected]; Phone: 0049 (0) 345 5582 1430) for additional information.
Salary and excellent benefits (social and health insurance) will be based on German laws for employees in the public sector (TV-L E13, 65%).

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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