Postdoctoral researcher in plant molecular biology (M/F)
Fixed term contract (30 months) | Fulltime/40h | Belvaux
We are looking for an experienced postdoctoral plant molecular biologist who will contribute to the development of two projects centered on the study of cell wall biosynthesis/remodeling in the fibre crop nettle (Urtica dioica) and the resurrection plant Craterostigma plantagineum.
In this position she/he will:
- Carry out a de novo assembly of the nettle and Craterostigma transcriptome and perform high throughput gene expression analysis via RNA-Seq
- Develop a transformation protocol for nettle
- Contribute to the cell wall fingerprinting via immunohistochemistry in nettle and the resurrection plant and optimize a protocol to analyze the cell wall monosaccharide composition in both plants
- Work as part of a scientific team and participate in team and project meetings. She/he will contribute to the writing of scientific publications
To be successful in this position, the applicant should have a strong problem-solving attitude to be able to face and provide/suggest a solution to complex problems.
A solid scientific background, including RNA-Seq, NGS data processing, qRT-PCR, plant transformation, in vitro plant culture, is required.
The applicant must be a true team player with an open mind allowing work in an interdisciplinary environment.
- A PhD in molecular biology, synthetic biology, genetic engineering, biochemistry, or related field with solid work experience in transcriptomics and plant transformation
- A solid scientific background, including RNA-Seq, NGS data processing, qRT-PCR, plant transformation, in vitro plant culture, is required
- Previous experience in the cell wall field is a strong asset
- Fluency in English is mandatory
Job reference: ERIN-2017-015
- A CV
- A motivation letter
- Any other document you may think useful to be considered in your application file
For any further information, please contact Dr Jean-François HAUSMAN (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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