Postdoctoral researcher in plant molecular biology (M/F)

Employer
LIST
Location
Luxembourg
Posted
June 20 2017
Discipline
Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

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.


 


Profile


Education
  • A PhD in molecular biology, synthetic biology, genetic engineering, biochemistry, or related field with solid work experience in transcriptomics and plant transformation

 


 


Competencies
  • 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

 


Language
  • Fluency in English is mandatory

 


Contact

Job reference: ERIN-2017-015


Application file:


  • A CV

  • A motivation letter

  • Any other document you may think useful to be considered in your application file

Apply online: https://www.list.lu/en/jobs/researchers/job-offer/erin-2017-015/


For any further information, please contact Dr Jean-François HAUSMAN (jean-francois.hausman@list.lu).



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