A postdoctoral position is available starting in October 2008 or
later in the lab of Christian Hardtke at the Department of Plant
Molecular Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Our
department offers excellent research infrastructure combined with a
lively, interactive and international scientific community, located
in the beautiful Lake Geneva region.
This position is funded by the University of Lausanne and includes a
light teaching load (supervision and partial preparation of a
practical, B.Sc. level lab course once per year). The candidate is
expected to build on recent progress in our lab along the lines of
one of our main projects:
1. Biochemical and cell biological analysis of transcriptional and
post-translational hormonal control of the BRX family and interacting
proteins in Arabidopsis development (building on Mouchel et al,
Nature, 2006; & recent progress).
2. Molecular genetic analysis of natural variation in secondary
growth of the Arabidopsis vasculature (building on Sibout et al.,
Current Biology, 2008; & recent progress).
3. Investigation of the impact of natural structural genome variation
on plant performance (building on Shindo et al., New Phytologist, in
press; & recent progress). This project requires a pronounced
interest and ideally demonstrated expertise in bioinformatics
More details about the individual projects are available upon request.
Strongly motivated candidates with demonstrated expertise in
molecular techniques are encouraged to apply.
Please forward applications including a curriculum vitae and contact
information for two senior scientist referees by e-mail to
christian.hardtke from unil.ch.
lab web page: www.unil.ch/dbmv/page21142_en.html