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Your tasks:

  • Clone and express genes in various systems (e.g., tobacco leaves, protoplasts and yeast).
  • Characterize the molecular function, biochemical activity, protein-protein interactions or transcriptional activation activity of candidate proteins.
  • Establish and implement methodologies for the characterization of proteins.
  • Perform the phenotypic and physiological characterization of transgenic and CRISPR/Cas-edited barley plants
  • Write manuscripts and present work at seminars and conferences.

Your qualifications and skills:

  • You have a Ph.D. degree in plant sciences, molecular biology, biochemistry or closely related fields.
  • You have in-depth knowledge of molecular biology and protein characterization.
  • You have a very good scientific publication record, with at least one article published as first author in a highly reputed peer-reviewed journal.
  • You have prior experience with at least three of the following approaches: yeast one-hybrid (Y1H), yeast two-hybrid (Y2H), split-luciferase complementation (split-LUC), Co-Immunoprecipitation (Co-IP), chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), trans-activation assays.
  • You have very good command of English (both spoken and written).
  • Ideally you have a good knowledge of plant physiology, especially in phytohormone signaling and/or plant nutrition.
  • Skills in statistics and the use of R are beneficial.

We offer you:

  • A working environment with a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Excellent infrastructure with modern laboratory equipment and phenotyping facilities.
  • Remuneration and benefits according to the German Public Service regulation (TV-L) up to salary-level E13, depending on qualification.Please indicate the reference number 13/02/24 in your correspondence.

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