The Figueiredo lab and the University of Potsdam are equal-opportunities employers.  PhD and Post-doctoral positions:  One position for a PhD student and one for a Postdoc are available in the group of Duarte Figueiredo at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam-Golm, Germany

The positions are funded by the Federal Mistry of Education and Research. Our group is interested in understanding the mechanisms required for the formation of autonomous endosperms, which are characteristic of apomictic reproduction. In this project the candidates will investigate such pathways and design strategies for their engineering in crops, together with our partners at the IPK in Gatersleben.

We are looking for a motivated individuals with education in molecular biology, genetics or similar. Previous experience in plant reproduction, quantitative genetics and bioinformatics is an asset, but not required. A good level of English is required, both written and spoken. The candidates must be passionate about science and about working in a multinational, multicultural team.

Please submit your applications to . The following documents should be included:

– Motivation letter;

– CV, including list of publications;

– Names of at least two academic referees.

Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. The starting date is as soon as possible. There is no deadline for submissions. The positions will be filed as soon as there are suitable candidates. The Figueiredo group and the MPIMP are equal opportunity employers.

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