Looking for a postdoctoral scientist for a six-months-stipend

We are looking for a young scientist with a PhD who has experience with pathogen assays (in particular Rhizoctonia solani, Sarocladium oryzae, Xanthomonas oryzae and Magnaporte grisea) in elite indica rice varieties as well as rice breeding for pathogen resistance. The goal of the project is to establish the growth of elite indica varieties at HHU in Düsseldorf and to establish reliable pathogen infection assays. The mid term aim is to identify genes that are induced by these pathogens using RNA-seq.

Please contact Hiroko Saito undefinedsaitoh(at)hhu.de with cv, application letter.

Please do not apply if you do not have the required experience.


A postdoctoral researcher position for the sensors and signaling research group

The Sensors and Signaling Research Group in the Institute for Molecular Physiology at Heinrich-Heine-Universität (HHU) Düsseldorf invites applications from highly qualified individuals for a postdoctoral researcher position, with a negotiable start date available immediately.  The Institute for Molecular Physiology is headed by Alexander von Humboldt Professor Dr. Wolf B. Frommer and is a member of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS, undefinedhttps://www.ceplas.eu/en/home/).  Applicants must have a doctoral degree in biology and should have a strong publication record.  Only highly qualified applicants will be considered.

The position will be primarily centered on engineering of fluorescent biosensors and deployment in plants and microbes to study environmental perception, signaling, and acclimatory responses.  The selected candidate will have the opportunity to play an active role in directing their research activities.  Fluency in English is required; German language skills are advantageous but not required.  The position includes teaching responsibilities (in English) for 6 weeks per year.  Extensive molecular biology experience is required.  Applicants with expertise in biochemistry (e.g., protein purification and analysis), structural biology, electrophysiology, and/or CRISPR-Cas or similar mutagenesis methods are especially encouraged to apply.  Expertise in microscopy or other imaging techniques is not a prerequisite.  The successful applicant will have access to expertise training and a wide range of cutting-edge technologies for quantitative imaging through the Institute for Molecular Physiology and the Center for Advanced Imaging (CAi) at HHU (undefinedhttp://www.cai.hhu.de).  

Applications should include a CV with publications list, a summary of research experience, a summary of teaching experience (if applicable), and names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.  Applications should be sent by email to Research Group Leader Dr. Thomas Kleist (undefinedkleistt(at)hhu.de).  Further information about research at the Institute for Molecular Physiology can be found at undefinedhttp://www.molecular-physiology.hhu.de/en.html


Two-year Postdoctoral Scientist position at University of Düsseldorf / Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research Cologne

The Sugar Transporter Biology Research Group in the Institute for Molecular Physiology at Heinrich-Heine-Universität (HHU) Düsseldorf invites applications from highly qualified individuals for a postdoctoral researcher position, with a negotiable start date available immediately.  The Institute for Molecular Physiology is headed by Alexander von Humboldt Professor Dr. Wolf B. Frommer and is a member of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS, undefinedhttps://www.ceplas.eu/en/home/).  Applicants must have a doctoral degree in biology and should have a strong publication record.  Only highly qualified applicants will be considered.

The position, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, entails studying the molecular mechanisms underlying susceptibility of rice to bacterial blight disease caused by Xanthomonas oryzae. Of particular interest is the role of SWEET sucrose transporters in bacterial blight susceptibility of rice. Another emphasis will be on establishing diagnostic tools for bacterial blight detection. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to play an active role in directing their research activities.  Fluency in English is required; German language skills are advantageous but not required. Extensive molecular biology experience and a basic understanding of plant pathogen interactions are required.  Applicants with expertise in rice, Xanthomonas, fluorescence microscopy, plant metabolic pathways or plant pathogen interactions, especially bacterial diseases, is of advantage. 

Applications should include a single pdf-file containing a letter of motivation, a resume with publications list, a summary of research experience, a summary of teaching experience (if applicable), and names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.  Applications should be sent by email to Research Group Leader Dr. Joon-Seob Eom (undefinedeom(at)mpipz.mpg.de). Further information about research at the Institute for Molecular Physiology and the humanitarian Healthy Crops project can be found at undefinedhttp://www.molecular-physiology.hhu.de/en.html and undefinedwww.healthycrops.org.


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