Two-year post doc scholarship at UPSC (Sweden) on vascular cambium development in Populus

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Jun 2024

14 May 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Department

Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology
Research Field

Biological sciences » Biology
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country

Sweden
Application Deadline

30 Jun 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Stockholm)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

40
Offer Starting Date

1 Sep 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

Secondary growth of plants is formed by the meristematic tissues of the vascular cambium. While the regulation of cambial activity is increasingly understood, the mechanisms that regulate initiation of the vascular cambium are largely unknown.  Vascular cambium is induced in the stem by formation and fusion of the fascicular cambium and the interfascicular cambium, the latter seemingly forming from completely undifferentiated cells. It is possible that signals from the primary vascular bundles are involved in initiation of the cambium but other factors, such as tissue mechanics, cannot be excluded. We have previously conducted high-resolution transcriptomic analyses of stem tissues of aspen trees, which has resulted in identification of tissue-specific gene expression patterns and co-expression networks (Sundell et al., PlantCell29: 1585-1604; Jokipii-Lukkari S et al., New Phytologist 216:482-494). The current project aims to elucidate initiation of cambium in aspen trees with improved spatial resolution. Transcriptomic and metabolomic analyses will be performed in single cells and in specific tissues isolated by laser capture microdissection (LCM), accompanied by analysis of the mechanical properties in stem tissues initiating secondary growth.

We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with a keen interest in developmental biology on vascular development. Successful candidates are expected to have a PhD degree in plant biology or related subject, experience in cell and molecular biology, bioinformatics, and a proven research track record. Prior experience in LCM and/or AFM is a merit.

The scholarship is for two years starting in September 1, 2024 or by agreement.

For more information contact

Hannele Tuominen ([email protected] ), Umeå Plant Science Centre, Dept of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden

www.upsc.se/hannele_tuominen

Please send you application, including a personal letter, CV, and contact information of three references latest June 15, 2024, to [email protected] .


Requirements
Research Field
Biological sciences » Biology
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with a keen interest in developmental biology on vascular development. Successful candidates are expected to have a PhD degree in plant biology or related subject, experience in cell and molecular biology, bioinformatics, and a proven research track record. Prior experience in LCM and/or AFM is a merit.


Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent

Research Field
Biological sciences » Biology
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Umeå Plant Science Centre, SLU
Country
Sweden
State/Province
Västerbotten
City
Umeå
Postal Code
90183
Geofield


Where to apply
E-mail

[email protected]

Contact
State/Province

Västerbotten
City

Umeå
Website

http://www.slu.se
http://www.upsc.se
Street

Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology
Postal Code

90183
E-Mail

[email protected]
Phone

0706927143
Mobile Phone

+46706927143

STATUS: EXPIRED

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