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PhD student (f/m) in "Understanding and optimising glucosinolate hydrolysis pathways"
Published(139 days ago)
Deadline for applications(126 days ago)
Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse- und Zierpflanzenbau (IGZ)Großbeeren
The Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) aims for excellence in horticultural research and related plant, environmental and social sciences. The IGZ is based in Großbeeren (close to Berlin) and is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL). IGZ conducts strategic and international research for the sustainable production and use of vegetables, contributing to food security, human well-being and the conservation of natural resources. At IGZ, researchers from different disciplines work together on core-funded and grant-funded projects, often in collaboration with national and international research partners.
As part of the Junior-Research Group "OPTIGLUP-Optimization of Glucosinolate Degradation Pathways for Increased Quality and Health Benefit of Brassica Products" funded by the Leibniz-Association in the programme "Leibniz-Best Minds", starting from 1st of June 2018 we are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious
PhD student in "Understanding and optimising glucosinolate hydrolysis pathways"
Reference Number: 05/2018/3
to join our lab at the earliest possible date. The employment will be initially for three years. The conferral of a doctorate is possible at the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences of the University of Hamburg.
The salary will be based on qualification and research experience according to the wage agreement TV-L, salary domain east, up to EG 13 (65% of the regular working time).
identification and quantification of plant secondary metabolites
design and execution of plant growth experiments and of analytical measurements using GC-MS and HPLC-MS
usage of molecular biology methods: primer design, mRNA-extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, qRT PCR, electrophoresis, sequencing
documentation of experiments
writing scientific publications and presentation of results to international scientific audience
We are looking for highly motivated candidates with the following qualifications and profile
a Master (MSc) in horticulture, biology, environmental science, planning or a related field
working experience in instrumental analytical methods such as GC-MS, HPLC-MS
experience in plant cultivation technologies as well as in plant extraction methods for extraction of metabolites, nucleic acids, proteins
readiness to learn usage of different analytical software
experiences with Excel for evaluation of results
readiness to work together with students and technicians
high sense of responsibility, accurateness, and ability to focus
readiness to integrate into an international working environment
good organization and English language communication skills, knowledge of German is advantageous
the possibility to contribute to an exciting project with importance for human nutrition
a challenging job in plant sciences
a place of employment located close to the city of Berlin with state-of-the art research facilities
participation in a successful, dedicated and team-oriented research group
Please send a strong motivation letter stating why this is an interesting topic for you and why you have the right attitude and expertise to contribute to the project and make progress in this field. Also send your CV, copies of highschool and academic certificates.
Contact: Dr. Franziska Hanschen (++49(0)33701 78 241; firstname.lastname@example.org). See also our publications, for example Hanschen, F. S. et al. 2017 Scientific Reports 7: 40807; Hanschen, F. S., et al. 2018 Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 124, 126-135).
IGZ is an equal opportunity employer. Handicapped people with equal qualifications will be employed preferentially. The IGZ wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.
Please send your application citing the reference number by 11th April 2018 to: Personalbüro, Institute for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Theodor-Echtermeyer-Weg 1, D-14979 Großbeeren or online in pdf-format to email@example.com.
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