Umeå Plant Science Centre, Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

A 2-year postdoctoral stipend is available in Stéphanie Robert’s research group at Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The postdoc is going to be placed at the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and will join the project “Dissection of the cell fate acquisition mechanisms in plants” that is funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. 

Cell division and cell fate determination are critical for the development of multicellular organisms. In mammals, cell fate is determined primarily by cell-lineage processes, but little is known about the mechanisms that determine cell fate in plants. Although positional information is suggested to play a key regulatory role, what constitutes such information and how it is processed by plant cells remain ill defined. We are interested in the characterization of molecular components involved in Fate determination of hair and non-hair cells in Arabidopsis thaliana roots. 

The postdoctoral stipend is of two years duration (one + one). Applicants require a doctoral degree in molecular, cell or developmental biology, or related disciplines, no longer than 3 years ago. Furthermore, applicants should be proficient in English and should have the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with others.

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