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Postdoc in plant developmental biology

Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen is offering a full-time postdoc position for 2 years in plant developmental biology commencing 1 December 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. They are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work on a two-year project (extension possible) aimed at manipulating plant development using microProtein engineering. MicroProteins are small single-domain proteins that have been shown to control diverse biological pathways (see e.g. Hong et al., PNAS, 2020). In the project they will employ a combination of genome-engineering approaches and protein engineering in tomatoes to modulate microProtein expression and activity.
They are looking for an experienced and highly motivated postdoctoral scientist with the following competencies:

  • Have a PhD in plant biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or a related field.
  • Highly experienced in (plant) molecular biology
  • Have an excellent scientific track record, including publication(s) in high-quality, peer-reviewed international journals.
  • Have proficient communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in teams.
  • Have excellent English language skills.
  • Experience with plant transformation and/or genome engineering, especially tomato
  • Experience in bioinformatics

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 440.935 including an annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 75.399). Negotiation for a salary supplement is possible. Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a PhD degree and have not been tax liable to Denmark for the last 10 years. Visit source or Funder for details.
The deadline for applications is 30 September 2021