PhD in Germany. Stress responses ~

19 de julio de 2012

PhD in Germany. Stress responses

A PhD studentship to study the role of chromatin in priming in response to heat stress is available in the group of Dr. Isabel Bäurle at the University of Potsdam.
The newly established Collaborative Research Centre CRC 973 “Priming and Memory of Organismic Responses to Stress”  pursues two major research aims by investigating organisms lacking nervous systems: (I) to elucidate the molecular, biochemical and physiological mechanisms involved in priming and memory of responses to stress, and (II) to understand how the stability and predictability of the environmental conditions affect priming and memory abilities, thereby combining molecular life sciences and ecology. Further information about the CRC 973 and the project (A2) can be found at
The position is based in a young lab studying the long-term adaptation of plants to abiotic stress and the role of epigenetic mechanisms in this process.
The successful candidate holds a Diploma or Masters degree in Biology or a related discipline and should have previous experience in molecular biology or genetics, the ability to work both independently and in a team, and a strong interest in the research question. Experience in working with plants is advantageous but not necessary. The working language of the laboratory is English.
Please include in your application a Curriculum Vitae, a letter describing your motivation to pursue this PhD project and contact information for two referees. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Anfangsdatum: 15. September 2012

geschätzte Dauer: 3 years

Bezahlung: The position is offered according to German TV-L E13/2.


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