[Arabidopsis] Open PhD position

Fischer, Urs via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by Urs.Fischer from forst.uni-goettingen.de)
Wed Sep 2 07:09:44 EST 2009

Applications are invited for the post of a PhD student in the Department of
Forest Botany and Tree Physiology, University of Goettingen, Germany, to
investigate the function of auxin transport in leaf abscission. 

Our group is interested in seasonal leaf abscission; a process which relies
on highly coordinated cell separation. While down-stream events, as the
activation and secretion of hydrolytic enzymes, are rather well studied; the
hormonal signaling leading from the perception of decreasing photoperiod in
the leaf blade to the induction of the separation process in the petiole is
only poorly understood.  We recently established an experimental model system
in poplar in order to study leaf abscission and could show that polar auxin
transport is involved in the early signaling.

The successful candidate will identify and localize auxin transporters in the
abscission zone of poplar. She/he will be trained in immunolocalization,
confocal microscopy and other relevant techniques. Mechanisms of hormonal
cross-talk will be studied in Arabidopsis. Hands-on experience with basic
techniques of molecular biology and a Master's or equal degree in Biology or
Life Sciences are required. The position is funded for 36 months and the
salary will be based on Bat IIa/E13 (50%). 

Informal enquiries should be directed to Urs Fischer, ufische from gwdg.de. 

Applications including CV, cover letter and names and addresses of two
references should be submitted to Urs Fischer, Buesgen-Institute, Department
of Forest Botany and Tree Physiology, Buesgenweg 2, 37077 Goettingen, Germany
or preferably via email to ufische from gwdg.de.

Closing date: 15th of October 2009. Funding is available immediately. 

The University of Goettingen is committed to equality of opportunity. 



Dr. Urs Fischer


Georg-August Universität Göttingen

Forstbotanik und Baumphysiologie

Büsgenweg 2

37077 Göttingen



Fax: +49 551-3922705

Tel:  + 49 551-393372


ufische from gwdg.de


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