At the Linnean Center of Plant Biology in Uppsala a postdoc position is available to study epigenetic mechanisms controlling seed development. Anticipated start of the position is March/April 2013.
Main focus of the project is to investigate epigenetic mechanisms in the endosperm causing interploidy and interspecies hybridization failure, which will involve the identification and characterization of mutants, application of next generation sequencing technologies, and epigenome profiling.
Applicants should have a solid background in molecular biology and genetics; skills and interest in bioinformatics are desired but not essential. Candidates with a strong interest in epigenetics are especially encouraged to apply.
Our laboratory (http://www.slu.se/ckohler) is part of the Uppsala BioCenter at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (http://www.slu.se/en/faculties/nl/about-the-faculty/cluster/uppsala-biocenter/) and the Linnean Center of Plant Biology in Uppsala (http://lcpu.se/).
The project is funded by the ERC (European research Councel) for initially 2 years with possibility of extension.
Applications, including CV, a description of research experiences, a statement of scientific interests as well as contact information of two to three referees should be submitted by e-mail to: claudia.kohler from slu.se.
The deadline for applications is January 31, 2013.
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Dr. Claudia Köhler
Professor of Plant Molecular Cell Biology
Almas Allé 5
SE-75007 Uppsala, Sweden
Tel. +46 18 67 3313
Fax +46 18 673389
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