The Dresselhaus lab seeks two highly motivated post-doctoral researchers (m/f/d) to work in the field of maize reproductive biology. The positions (100% TV-L E13 salary) could be extended and offer the possibility to further qualify as independent principal investigators. Both positions are available immediately.

Position #1 shall investigate the establishment of embryonic stem cell niches in maize within the DFG-funded Research Unit Cereal Stem Cell Systems (CSCS), which consists of 10 different partners.

Position #2 is part of the DFG-Research Unit ICIPS (Innovation and Coevolution in Plant Sexual Reproduction) with 7 partners and shall study the evolution of gametophytic communication systems by analyzing RALF and ROS signaling using maize and Physcomitrium as model systems.

For additional information about the projects, methodology, research network etc., please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Dresselhaus (

Your profile:
• A PhD in plant molecular and/or cellular biology or related field;
• At least one first-author original research publication;
• You take initiative and like to take over responsibilities;
• You work independently, but search for co-operations and are a team player;
• You have excellent communication skills and speak English fluently.

We offer in addition to an exciting research project:
• A stimulating and supportive international research environment;
• Integration in an international collaborative research network;
• Access to state-of-the art research infrastructure;
• Professional mentoring and attendance of career supporting courses;
• Possibilities to hire and supervise students at different levels on own projects;
• Living in a beautiful and historic city with a very high life quality.

If you are interested in one of the two positions, please submit your application in a single pdf file including a detailed CV, a motivation letter and the names and contact information of two references to our Research Coordinator, Dr. Silke Germann-Notka ( This call is open until April 30, 2022 (or until the positions are filled).

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