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[Arabidopsis] PhD position in priming and memory of plant innate immunity at FU Berlin, Germany

Lennart Wirthmueller via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by lennart.wirthmueller from fu-berlin.de)
Mon May 29 03:20:40 EST 2017

PhD position in priming and memory of plant innate immunity


65% part-time employment, limited to 30.06.2020

pay grade 13 TV-L FU

reference code BCP-LW1-2017EN


A position for a PhD candidate is available in framework of the CRC 973
‘Priming and Memory of Organismic Responses to Stress’
(http://www.sfb973.de/) in the group of Dr. Lennart Wirthmüller at FU
Berlin. The project focuses on the role of DNA damage and repair in memory
of herbivory and pathogen infection. The PhD student will join the
integrated graduate school of the CRC that offers an interdisciplinary study
program and extensive exchange with other students.


Job description: The work will involve molecular techniques (RNAseq,
qRT-PCR, chromatin-IP), bioinformatics as well as herbivory and pathogen
infection assays on Arabidopsis and elm. 


Requirements: Completed studies in Biology or Biochemistry (Master or


Work experience: The candidate should have a strong experimental background
in molecular plant-insect or plant-microbe interactions. Excellent
communication skills in both oral and written English are essential.


Desirable: We seek a highly motivated candidate who is able to develop and
test hypotheses independently but also likes to work within a small team.
Experience in transcriptomics and bioinformatics is advantageous but not


Please send your application as a single PDF file including study records,
your CV, a motivation letter clearly stating the interest in the project and
the group, and two letters of recommendation.


All materials quoting the reference code should be addressed no later than
June 19th, 2017 to lennart.wirthmueller from fu-berlin.de or by mail to


Freie Universität Berlin

Institut für Biologie / AG Biochemie der Pflanzen

Dr. Lennart Wirthmüller

Königin-Luise-Str. 12-16 

14195 Berlin





Freie Universität Berlin is an equal opportunity employer.


Lennart Wirthmüller

Dahlem Centre of Plant Sciences 
Freie Universität Berlin

AG Plant Biochemistry
Königin-Luise-Straße 12-16
14195 Berlin


web https://tinyurl.com/wirthmueller-lab

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