Post-Doctoral Position (3 years) in Maize Epigenetics (sncRNA-dependent male sterility during heat stress) The Dresselhaus lab seeks a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher (m/f/d) to work in the field of maize reproductive biology and epigenetics under heat stress conditions. The position (100% TV-L E13 salary) is available from October 1, 2022.

Within the BMBF-funded research project EPMS, the post-doctoral researcher shall generate and study environment-sensitive sncRNA-dependent RNAi and CRISPR/Cas mutants, analyze target genes and loci during meiosis and pollen development with a focus on mRNA stability and chromatin dynamics. For additional information about the project, 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 the position,

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 August 31, 2022 (or until the position is filled).

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