Researcher position on Small-RNAs interactions

Updated: 16 days ago

 About the position

The role of small RNAs in plant-microbe interactions is poorly understood. As a post doc researcher, you will investigate Potato-Phytophthora infestans interactions with reference to small RNAs. You will study the cross-kingdom transport of small RNAs between potato and potato/Nicotiana benthamiana. You will thus have the unique opportunity to be involved in a project in close collaboration with RNA biologists and plant pathologists. You will have the possibility to network with number of researchers from different domains and stakeholders through various seminars and events organized by SLU.

Your profile

You must have a research focus on small RNAs, plant- microbe interactions, bioinformatics or similar. You should have the ability to work independently as well as in a team. You should have contributed to research through publications in peer reviewed international journals. Prior experience with small RNA studies, omics including proteomics, confocal microscopy and bioinformatics is a merit. You should be motivated, highly interested in small RNA trafficking and plant- microbe interactions and have excellent English language skills (both oral and written).

About us

SLU Department of Plant Breeding performs research and education addressing global challenges affecting our livelihoods and the environment. Within the plant breeding division, much of the work is focused on mapping the diversity, genetics and effects of interactions between genotype and environment, for different characteristics of plants. The acquired knowledge is then used to use conventional and new plant breeding methods to produce appropriate varieties in economically important plant species.

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Form of employment:

Indefinite-term employment. SLU may use probationary employment.



Start date:

As agreed. 


Please submit your application before deadline 28 June 2024. You can submit your application by clicking the button below.

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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has a key role in the development for sustainable life, based on science and education. Through our focus on the interaction between humans, animals and ecosystems and the responsible use of natural resources, we contribute to sustainable societal development and good living conditions on our planet. Our main campuses are located in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, however, the university also operates at research stations, experimental forests and teaching sites throughout Sweden.

SLU has around 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and doctoral students and a turnover of over SEK 3 billion. We are investing in attractive environments on all of our campuses. We strive to provide a work environment characterised by inclusivity and gender equality, where different experiences generate conversations between people and pave the way for science, creativity and development. Therefore, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

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