2-year postdoctoral fellowship (KEMPE stipend with expected  starting date May-June 2023, or after agreement) is available in the  group of Dr. Petra Marhava at the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)  which is part of Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC).

The aim of the  project is to dissect the molecular mechanisms involved in cellular  processes upon temperature stress, focusing on the root of the model  organism Arabidopsis thaliana. The project will combine  state-of-the-art approaches, e.g. various microscopy techniques,  molecular and cell biology, biochemistry. Last day to apply: January 31, 2023

Qualifications: We are looking for a highly motivated plant biologist with excellent  skills in confocal microscopy. The candidate must be capable of  independent planning, execution and evaluation of experiments or  theoretical work. As a person you are enthusiastic and responsible and  have excellent collaborative skills. The candidate should be familiar  with Arabidopsis thaliana root and have a good knowledge of English.  

Our mission is to perform  excellent and innovative basic research and generate knowledge that  benefits forestry, agriculture, environment and society. We work across a  wide range of disciplines in plant science reaching from cell biology  to ecophysiology and from basic research to industrial applications. Our  common goal is to understand the plants’ ability to grow, adapt and  acclimate to a changing world and how we can breed better plants.

UPSC belongs to two universities, Umeå University  and SLU. About 200 people from more than 40 different nationalities  work here. We host some 30 principal investigators, and our researchers  have access to state-of-the-art analytical platforms, unique tree  germplasm resources and plant growth facilities. We strive for a  collaborative work environment and support our scientists throughout all  career stages by providing professional training opportunities and  individual career mentoring.

Application: This is a career-developing position for a junior researcher, so  priority is given to those who have received their PhD no longer than 3  years ago. Please send your application as a single pdf file by e-mail  to petra.marhava@slu.se.  The application should consist of your CV including publication list,  motivation letter, and the names and contact information of three  references. Closing date for application is January 31, 2023.

Contact If you have any questions, please contact Petra Marhava: petra.marhava@slu.se. About the Research Environment The Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is part of Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)  which is a centre of excellence for experimental plant research and  forest biotechnology in Northern Sweden.

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