UPSC is a highly dynamic institute with around 200 employees, 30 principal investigators and about 10 associated principal investigators. Approximately half of our staff is non-Swedish and the working language is English. We recruit researchers from all over the world. More than 40 nations are represented at UPSC. Post-doctoral fellows have the most diverse nationalities, but also our PIs, graduate and undergraduate students represent many different nations.
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As part of a national program in data-driven life science, the Department of Plant Physiology at Umeå University is looking for one or two talented young scientist who wants to establish a new research topic within the UPSC environment. We will offer a generous starting package, including PhD and postdoctoral positions, as well as ample funding to be used freely by the successful applicant.
Last day to apply: 15 October 2023
The group leader will be a full member of the PI group of UPSC and can enjoy the subsidized use of core facilities of the centre, including state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy, metabolomics, bioinformatics, controlled plant growth and more (UPSC facilities). We are specifically looking for persons who integrate bioinformatic approaches to answer a biological research question within plant infection biology (plant-microbe interaction, plant virus biology, plant metagenome biology, etc). We expect the recruited scientist to be able to lead a group focused on an independent research topic and to generate synergies with other research groups within the centre.
The Department of Plant Physiology at Umeå University, which is a part of Umeå Plant Science Centre, is offering a postdoctoral scholarship in Stephan Wenkel’s research group on a project aimed at studying the role microProteins in plant development. The scholarship refers to full-time studies for two years with starting date according to agreement.
Last day to apply: 20 October 2023
Project description and working tasks
The project is aimed at manipulating plant development using microProtein engineering. MicroProteins are small single-domain proteins that have been shown to control diverse biological pathways (see e.g., Hong et al., PNAS, 2020). In the project we will employ a combination of genome-engineering approaches and protein engineering in tomato to modulate microProtein expression and activity.
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