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 email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.