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Open PhD position: Plant Molecular Cell Biology Lab, AG Frank

“Evolutionary impact of small RNA-dependent gene expression in bryophytes during the molecular adaptation for life on land”

31.12.2023 at 00:00 

The Plant Molecular Cell Biology Division of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
München, University of Excellence, invites applications for a

PhD position (TV-L E13, 65%)

“Evolutionary impact of small RNA-dependent gene
expression in bryophytes during the molecular adaptation for
life on land”

Our research focuses on the biogenesis and function of non-coding RNAs and the
investigation of molecular mechanisms of abiotic stress adaptation. For further
information, visit https://www.botanik.bio.lmu.de/forschung/frank/index.html. This
project is funded by the German Research Foundation Priority Programme “MAdLand
– Molecular Adaptation to Land: Plant Evolution to Change” (SPP 2237). The Priority
Programme aims to unravel the genetic mechanisms underpinning the dramatic
environmental adaptation to life conditions on land and the evolution of plant
complexity through a novel comparative and functional evolutionary approach. We are
seeking a highly motivated candidate who will work on the miRNA biogenesis that is
crucial for stress adaptation in Physcomitrella patens (moss) and Marchantia
polymorpha (liverwort).

The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant master's
degree (or equivalent). Interested and motivated applicants should have a background
in plant biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or genetics. Proficient use of the
English language for both oral and written communication is a must. While
bioinformatics skills are not mandatory, they are appreciated.

We are located at the LMU Biocenter on the Campus Martinsried “Fascination Life
Sciences” offering a well-equipped, interactive and stimulating research environment.
We look forward to receiving your application in one single pdf file with complete,
informative documents (motivation letter stating why you are interested in the topic,
resume with education, language skills, bachelor and master´s degree thesis
summaries, publication list and conference presentations and contact details of
persons to be contacted for reference) by 31.12.2023 at the latest. Only applications
containing all requested documents will be considered. The first review of applications
will start immediately. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a Zoom interview.
The job will be advertised until the position has been successfully filled.

Please send your application (one single pdf file) to oguz.top@lmu.de.

For further information please contact Dr. Oguz Top, oguz.top@lmu.de.