Website University of Geneva, Department of Plant Sciences

Applications are invited for a postdoc position to study UV-B perception and signalling in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha. Our group has a strong interest in early UVR8 photoreceptor-mediated events regulating UV-B-induced photomorphogenesis and acclimation ( The successful candidate will be able to develop an own research project studying UVR8- mediated signalling and responses in Marchantia polymorpha.

The successful candidate has recently received (<1 year) or expects to soon receive a PhD degree, and has at least one major first-author publication. Previous substantial experience with molecular techniques and Marchantia polymorpha as a model system is essential. Good communication skills and fluency in spoken and written English are required.

We offer a creative and stimulating international scientific environment, and access to state-of-the-art technologies. Geneva offers an outstanding setting for study and research in the Molecular Life Sciences, as well as beautiful natural surroundings for outdoor activities and a vibrant cosmopolitan cultural life.

If you are interested in joining our team to make key discoveries in how plants perceive, signal and respond to UV-B, please see for further details.

Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Starting date is flexible and upon agreement.

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