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

The research group Biotrophy and Immunity (BIM) is offering a postdoc position in the frame of the BMBF-funded project GeneBank 3.0 to begin in May 2023. Your research will take advantage of one of the most comprehensive research data sets on wheat genomics and phenomics.
Your tasks:
• Map-based cloning of wheat genes.
• Functional and genetic validation of resistance-associated candidate genes.
• Infection assays and disease resistance phenotyping of powdery mildew and rusts.
• Managing wheat and barley crossing programs.
• Genotyping by KASP markers and GBS.
• Developing markers for disease resistance genes.
• Project management, reporting, and publishing.
Your qualifications and skills:
• You have a PhD in Biology or equivalent.
• You have a strong experimental background in molecular genetics and genomics of polyploid organisms.
• You have a solid experience in standard and advanced molecular biology techniques.
• You are experienced in the field of plant-microbe interactions.
You fit in with us:
• … if you are passionate about plant biology
• … if you are self-motivated and -organized
• … if you are a team player
We offer you:
• A full-time position 40-hours per week
• A limited contract according to the WissZeitVG §2
• A gross salary up to 100% E13 TV-L
• A project-based position until 31.10.2025.
• Access to first class infrastructure in phenomics, cell biology, microscopy, bioinformatics, field and greenhouse.
• Large scientific network.
If you need further information, feel free to contact Dr. Dimitar Douchkov ([email protected]), Tel.: +49 (0)39482 5285

Your application:
We are looking forward to receiving your online-application ( by 05.04.2023.
If you have questions or require more information, please contact Kerstin Schweigert ([email protected]).
Please indicate the reference number 09/02/23 in your correspondence.
Foreign qualifications must carry out an equivalence test in Germany, which is subject to a fee. This must be presented in the event of a later hiring:

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