Postdoctoral fellowship in Stéphanie Robert’s group at the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
Last day to apply: 31 March 2019
Most organisms integrate environmental and endogenous stimuli via various signaling pathways that induce developmental responses. This is especially important in plants because of their sessile life style and their capacity to grow continuously and adapt their architecture according to the environmental conditions. The long-term goal of our research is to understand the signaling mechanisms regulating plant growth and development (https://www.upsc.se/stephanie_robert).
The first phase of this project has already been performed - by applying an innovative chemical genomic strategy; some novel small molecules have been identified with the potential to modulate cell-to-cell adhesion in plants. As the continuation of the project, the candidate postdoc fellow will aim at dissecting the modes of action of these molecules. This project will be conducted in direct collaboration with the Verger’s group (https://www.upsc.se/stephane_verger).
The fellowship is of two years duration (one + one). Applicants require a doctoral degree in molecular, cell or developmental biology, or related disciplines, no longer than 3 years ago. Furthermore, applicants should be proficient in English and should have the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with others.
Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC http://www.upsc.se/ ) is a centre of experimental plant biology in Umeå, Sweden. UPSC provides excellent facilities for experimental plant science. There are about 180 persons from about 40 different countries working at UPSC.
Umeå is a vibrant university town and the cultural capital of northern Sweden with good access to Stockholm and the rest of the world. Umeå also provides close access to outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, kayaking, etc.
We welcome your application no later than 31.03.2019.