[Arabidopsis] Postdoc position opening at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany

Kenichi TSUDA via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by tsuda004 from umn.edu)
Fri Aug 12 17:02:46 EST 2011

In the Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions at the Max Planck
Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) in Cologne, Germany, a
Postdoctoral position in Plant Biology/Molecular Biology
will be available from Jan 1, 2012. This position is based on a Max
Planck fellowship and will be initially funded for 2 years (with
possible extension).

We seek a motivated candidate with a PhD in plant biology (biology) and
extensive knowledge and skills in molecular biology. Experience with
Arabidopsis and analysis of genome-wide transcriptional regulatory
networks is desirable but not required.
Applicants should have published research results in peer-reviewed high
quality journals, demonstrated creativity, independence, high motivation,
good communication skills, and the ability to work independently as well
as with other members of our research group.

The candidate will work in a project aiming to:
(1) Understand molecular mechanisms underlying the complex nature of the
plant immune network using a variety of genetic resources and genomics
(2) Investigate how plants effectively integrate diverse information to
coordinate tuned immune responses in changing environments.
Katagiri F and Tsuda K (2010) Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 23: 1531-1536.
Tsuda K and Katagiri F (2010) Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 13: 459-465.
Sato M et al (2010) PLoS Pathogens, 6: e1001011.
Tsuda K et al (2009) PLoS Genetics, 5: e1000772
Tsuda K et al (2008) The Plant Journal, 53: 763-775

The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ)
(http://www.mpiz-koeln.mpg.de/) is one of the world’s premier sites
committed to research into fundamental processes and training in plant
biology. There are four science departments, three independent research
groups and specialist support, totaling ~ 400 staff including externally
funded positions.
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped
individuals and especially encourages them to apply.
The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those
areas where they are under-represented and therefore explicitly
encourages women to apply.

Please send your application including (i) a cover letter summarizing
your qualifications and your motivation to work on this project, (ii) a
CV with a full publication list, and
(iii) names and contacts of three references. The application should be
submitted electronically as one file to Dr. Kenichi Tsuda
(tsuda from mpipz.mpg.de) before November 1, 2011.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.

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