A post-doctoral position is available in the Niittylä group at the Umeå Plant Science Center, Sweden to join a research program studying the role of glycoproteins in plant cell wall biosynthesis using Populus and Arabidopsis as model systems. The focus in this project is on the glycosylation of arabinogalactan proteins.

Application deadline: 9th of August 2019

The work will involve characterization of newly identified AGP glycosylation mutants using cell biology tools and state-of-the-art cell wall analysis techniques established at the UPSC biopolymer analytical platform including MALDI-TOF and SEC-MALLS. The project is run in collaboration with the Ulvskov and Petersen groups at the Copenhagen Plant Science Centre who are contributing with their expertise in carbohydrate active enzyme characterization and candidate substrate synthesis.

Applicants should have a PhD in molecular plant biology or biochemistry and a genuine interest to carry out experimental plant research on cell walls. Experience on cell wall research and/or glycoprotein analysis and molecular biological methods in Arabidopsis and/or Populus is of merit. Good written and oral communication skills in English are required. The position can be started as soon as is appropriate. Funding is initially for 1+1 years.

Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC http://www.upsc.se/ ) is a centre of experimental plant biology in Umeå, Sweden. UPSC provides excellent facilities for plant cell wall research and a unique set-up to study cell wall and wood biology. There are about 200 persons from 45 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.

For questions about the position contact Totte Niittylä (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Application deadline is 09.08.2019

Applications should be submitted through the following link:

https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/jobs-vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=2486&rmlang=UK