About University of Regensburg: Universität Regensburg, founded in 1962 as the fourth Bavarian regional university, is a modern campus university at the southern edge of the Old Town of Regensburg. The University of Regensburg is a public research university situated in Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site listed medieval city in Bavaria, Germany.

At the University of Regensburg, Dresselhaus lab, PhD Position in Maize Epigenetics (DNA methylation dynamics during reproduction):

The Dresselhaus lab seeks a highly motivated PhD student (m/f/d) to work in the field of maize reproductive biology and epigenetics on the dynamics and impact of DNA methylation pattern changes. The position is available from November 1, 2022.

Within the DFG-ANR-funded German-French collaborative research project “ReproMeth”, the PhD student shall study the methylome of isolated reproductive cell types, generate and analyze CRISPR/Cas mutants as well as GFP-fusion protein reporter lines of already identified candidate genes and study their phenotypes during development and changing environments.

Your profile:
• An MSc degree in biology/plant molecular biology or related field;
• Willingness to work a few weeks in France;
• Interest in (epi)genetics, bioinformatics, cell biology, plant biotechnology;
• You take initiative and like to take over responsibilities;
• You are an open person and 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;
• A structured PhD program via our graduate school (RIGeL);
• 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 and a motivation letter to our Research Coordinator, Dr. Silke Germann-Notka (silke.germann-notka@ur.de). This call is open until September 10, 2022 (or until the position is filled).

For additional information about the project, methodology, research network etc., please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Dresselhaus (thomas.dresselhaus@ur.de).

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