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.
We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join Dr. Peter Marhavy´s team to investigate stress-induced morphogenic responses in plants.
The major aim of this project is to investigate the molecular mechanisms controlling defense responses at the cellular level in Arabidopsis thaliana root. The project will include work with plant parasitic nematodes in combination with various microscopy techniques, molecular and cell biology.
A PhD in plant molecular biology, cell biology and/or plant parasitology. The applicant should be well acquainted with different molecular biology and microscopy techniques. Documented experience in working with Arabidopsis thaliana, as well as good knowledge of plant development and/or plant pathogen interaction is desirable. The candidate should have a good knowledge of English.
As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is three years old at most.
Place of work:
Form of employment:
Temporary employment, 24 months
According to agreement.
We welcome your application no later than 2022-10-10, use the button below.
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