Director of the Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznanannounces an open competition for the position of postdocin the Integrative Plant Biology Team No. of positions: 1 INSTITUTION: Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IPG PAS) CITY: Poznan POSTION: postdoc
RESEARCH SUBJECT: Developmental aspects of a plant-pathogen interaction PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Robert Malinowski PhD, associate professor, Head of theIntegrative Plant Biology Team, IPG PAS SALARY: 9772 PLN/ month, gross SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINE plant molecular biology, plant microbe-interactions, plantdevelopment EXPIRES: 22-09-2023KEY WORDS: clubroot, plant vascular tissue, Arabidopsis thaliana
Four year postdoc position is available in the group of Prof. Robert Malinowski at the Department of Integrative Plant Biology Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Science (Poznan, Poland). We are looking for a highly motivated individual who wants to join our team to study vascular tissue remodelling by biotrophic protist Plasmodiophora brassicae in Arabidopsis thaliana. Infection leads to gall formation on the underground part of a plant, including anatomical changes leading to plant death .
Proper understanding of this reprograming may help to engineer tolerance in plants. We encourage to apply all plant scientists holding PhD degree and having strong background in plant molecular biology. The experience in RNA laboratory techniques necessary for RNA isolation and library preparation from small quantities of a plant material would be preferred. Previous experience with a single cell sequencing technique or plant tissue protoplasting is highly appreciated.
Since project is devoted to developmental aspects of plant-pathogen interactions, knowledge on plant development and previous experience with the use of Arabidopsis thaliana as a model would also be considered as an advantage. Project includes international co-operation with researchers from Belgium, Czech Republic and Finland and some experiments will be performed abroad. For this reason the ability to travel and creativeness in the arrangement of working environment as well as multitasking and problem solving skills are required.
The competition is open to candidates who meet the conditions set out in the Act of 30 April 2010 on the Polish Academy of Sciences (Journal of Laws No. 96, item 619, as amended) and the Regulations for conducting competitions for scientific positions at the Institute of Genetics Plants, Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznan.
The application must contain the following statement:“I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my offer to be processed for thepurposes of recruitment,, in accordance with Regulation of the European Parliament and ofthe Council (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the free movement of such data and repealingDirective 95/46 / EC and the Act on the Protection of Personal Data of 10 May 2018 (Journalof Laws 2018.1000). At the same time, I give consent to the collection and processing of mypersonal data contained in the submitted documentation, for the purposes of futurerecruitment.
“Goal of employment: to perform molecular biology and functional experiments aiming at deciphering Plasmodiophora brassicae driven reprogramming of vascular tissue development
Scope of research: the researcher will be responsible for conducting single cell sequencing transcriptomic experiments, phenomics, functional genetics and microscopy observations on the Arabidopsis thaliana plants infected with Plasmodiophora brassicae. Research will be carried out in international collaboration with experienced research partners of the Project.
Required qualifications: We encourage to apply all plant scientists holding PhD degree and having strong background in plant molecular biology. The PhD degree must be obtained not earlier than 7 years before the year of employment in the project (this period may be extended by the time of staying on long-term [over 90 days] documented sick leave or rehabilitation linked with inability to work. The length of maternity and child care leave is granted based on the regulation of Labour Code, and in the case of women – 18 months for each child born or adopted).
The experience in RNA laboratory techniques necessary for RNA isolation and library preparation from small quantities of a plant material would be preferred. Previous experience with a single cell sequencing technique or plant tissue protoplasting is highly appreciated. Since project is devoted to developmental aspects of plant-pathogen interactions knowledge on plant development and previous experience with the use Arabidopsis thaliana as a model would also be considered as an advantage.
Good publication track and previous experience with at least basic bioinformatics analysis of transcriptional changes in Arabidopsis thaliana or other plant models would also be taken into account during the selection process The candidate should be able to work in a collaborative and international environment, as well as independently.
It is essential that candidate has excellent communication skills, both written and oral (with fluency in English), including the ability to present his/her work at international project meetings and conferences. The initiative, analytical skills and motivation are desirable.
Duties: Carrying out experiments on Plasmopdiophora brassicae infected Arabidopsis thaliana plants, sample collection and processing. Work includes various molecular biology techniques required for RNA isolation and sequencing libraries construction, generation of CRISPR/Cas9 knock out plants, promoter::marker gene fusions, chemicaly inducible expression systems in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana.
Important part of the work will be a phenotypic description of the anatomical changes, therefore performing histological tissue preparation and work on epifluorescent and light microscopes will be required. Moreover, the ability to interpret the results, prepare and disseminate of research results in the form of scientific publications and presentations at scientific meetings are required .
Employment time: The work will be performed of full-time employment at IPG PAS over the period of 48 months, with the probationary initial period of 12 months that will be necessary to extend the contract depending on the work progress and the overall performance of the employee. Project is funded by the Polish National Science Centre [grant No. 2022/47/B/NZ9/00558].
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- Matching the candidate’s experience and skills to the planned field of study
- Creativity measured:
- quality (original papers) and number of publications, author position
- participation in research projects
- scientific and organisational activity
- Mobility in their scientific career, including completed scientific and practical internships.
- Application for the employment to the Director of the Institute.
- CV in Polish or English including:
- education details
- list of publications, conference communications, other forms of presentation of
- scientific research, other scientific activities
- list of research projects, with the indication of the first authorship or corresponding
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- competitions for scientific positions at the IPG PAS.
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Stages of the recruitment procedure: deadline for applications: 22-09-2023
selection of best candidates by the Competition Commission appointed by the Director interview and assessment of the selected candidates by the Competition Commission decision of the Director Interviewed candidates who received negative opinions from the Commission have the right to appeal against the results of the assessment.
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