[Medicago] Medicago postdoctoral fellowship in Sweden

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Dear colleagues,

A postdoctoral fellowship is available at the Department of Plant and
Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg Sweden to work on
Mycorrhiza symbiosis in Medicago truncatula. More info about the
position is provided below.

Postdoctoral fellowship
Within molecular genetics, specializing in plants

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (IVM)
University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Job description
Arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosis is widely spread among crop plants, and
therefore an important tool in a sustainable agriculture. During symbiosis
the plant photosynthesis is considerably increased to Œfeed¹ both the plant
and the fungus. The aims of the project are to study: (i) the pathway used
by the plant partner to increase its photosynthetic performance, and (ii)
photosynthetic marker genes for a beneficial symbiosis, i.e. leading to a
higher primary production. Medicago truncatula will be used as plant
material since it is a model legume and an important forage crop species.
During the project, bioinformatics analyses, molecular biology,
photosynthetic and plant physiology methods will be employed. The knowledge
gained about photosynthesis-mycorrhiza interaction could be utilized to
improve other plant species undergoing mycorrhization, e.g. grain legumes,
forage crops and cereals.

Qualifications
An eligible candidate should hold a PhD in a field of relevance for the
position (plant molecular genetics/biology) and should have published papers
in this field in peer-review journals. The doctorate shall have been
obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the
application. Previous experience from projects on plant biology including
Medicago truncatula is considered a merit.


Appointment time
The Postdoctoral fellowship is for one year with possibility to be prolonged
for an additional one year. The position is financed by Carl Tryggers
Foundation.

Location of the laboratory
The Plant Genetics and Photosynthesis laboratory is presently located at the
Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University. See the
website for an overview (http://cms.ifm.liu.se/biology/molgen/spetea_lab/).
Feb 1st 2011 the group will move to Department of Plant and Environmental
Sciences, University of Gothenburg (http://www.dpes.gu.se/).

Starting date
20110301 or as soon as possible according to agreement.

More information
Contact Cornelia Spetea Wiklund (cornelia.spetea.wiklund from dpes.gu.se).

Application procedure
The application should be written in English.

Your application should include the following:
€a letter of application detailing why you are interested in the position,
and why you are particularly  well qualified for it
€a list of your academic qualifications and other qualifications which you
deem appropriate 
€a summary of your PhD thesis
€ a list of publications
€names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of two persons who are
willing to provide a reference for you.

All applications must be sent electronically (doc/pdf format) by email to
Cornelia Spetea Wiklund (cornelia.spetea.wiklund from dpes.gu.se) at the latest
28st of Feb, 2011. 

Best regards
/Cornelia Spetea Wiklund
Professor of Plant Cell Physiology
Researcher of the Swedish Research Council Department of Plant &
Environmental Sciences University of Gothenburg PO Box 461
S-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
emailto: corsp from ifm.liu.se or cornelia.spetea.wiklund from dpes.gu se


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