University Assistant (PhD position)

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 15 Dec 2021

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In this position you are expected to write a dissertation in a stimulating environment using the university's infrastructure. You will hold your own lectures, tutor students and participate in administration. 50% of the working time is reserved for the thesis. The successful candidate will work on understanding the interactions between phytomyxean parasites and their plant and algal hosts. Aim is to better understand the biology of phytomyxea elucidating traits that lead to growth and propagation of these parasites. By using a taxonomically diverse set of hosts and parasite the successful candidate will aim at identifying conserved biological properties of these parasites. The successful canditate will develop a project focussed on circadian pattern of the phytomyxid host interaction focussing on the characterisation of genes and proteins involved in the cross species communication and interaction. Requirements:Master degree in Microbiology, Molecular biology, Phytopathology or related discipline
Knowledge of standard microbiology, molecular biology and microscopic methods. Experience in working with host-parasite interactions specifically eukaryote pathogens (e.g. Phytomyxea, Oomycetes) is desirable. Command of the German language or willingness to acquire German in a reasonable time  Expose of the PhD Project (max 5 pages) 


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The University of Innsbruck is committed to raising the quota of female employees and therefore explicitly welcomes applications from qualified female scientists. In the case of female underrepresentation women with equal qualifications will be given priority.

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