Postdoctoral position at UPSC

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The Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology was founded in the late 1970s - when the College of Forestry moved to Umeå. The number of employees has since grown steadily is now around 100, including postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students. In the late 1990s it was decided to join with the Department of Plant Physiology at Umeå University to form a research center, Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology moved into the premises adjacent to the partner department and together have developed a close and successful collaboration on research issues, technology platforms, and training of master's and doctoral level students. The international element within UPSC is large, with over 40 nationalities represented.

The department conducts introductory and advanced training in plant physiology, ecophysiology, plant molecular biology, forest genetics and forest biotechnology within the Forestry program and at the master level.

The department offers postgraduate studies in biology, specializing in plant physiology, ecophysiology, plant molecular biology and forest genetics. Postgraduate courses are generally held in cooperation with the Department of Plant Physiology.
For more information about the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology and UPSC visit www.upsc.se.


Duties:

The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research within the project “Decoding the molecular basis of lateral root stem cell specification in plants”, financed by the Swedish Research Council. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be stationed in Ghent, Belgium.


Qualifications:

PhD degree in plant genetics or plant molecular biology. As Postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that have received their PhD no later than three years ago.

The applicant should be well acquainted with molecular biology techniques such as genetic screening, cloning, CRISPR/CAS9 techniques and mutant analysis. Documented experience in working with Arabidopsis thaliana as well as good knowledge of plant development is important. The candidate must have a good knowledge of English.


Place of work:

Ghent, Belgien


Form of employment:

Temporary employment, 3 years on URA agreement.


Extent:

100%


Starting date:

2021-04-01


Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2021-01-21, use the button below.


Academic union representatives:

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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

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SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

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