Postdoc Position in Plant Molecular Biology/Plant Genetics/Genomics (1.0 FTE)

Postdoc Position in Plant Molecular Biology/Plant Genetics/Genomics (1.0 FTE)

Utrecht University - Faculty of Science

Utrecht, Netherlands

Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic, communicative and highly motivated postdoctoral Researcher with experience in abiotic stress signaling and plant stress genomics. You will be part of a consortium of scientists and breeders working on an EU-H2020 funded project investigating multi-stress (heat, drought and waterlogging) tolerance in potato. Your own project will focus on investigating waterlogging resilience in potato. You will be directly supervised by Dr. Sasidharan external link and will work intensively with a Research Assistant, also hired for the project. Your goal will be to identify phenotypic traits and master regulators mediating potato adaptation to waterlogging stress. You will use a variety of techniques and tools developed within the consortium (phenotyping, genomics (RNAseq, ATACseq), metabolite and hormone profiling, sensor profiling (Ca2+, ROS)). You will be entrusted with developing and executing experiments, data analysis and presentation and writing manuscripts.

Qualifications

We are seeking a driven, creative and collaborative candidate with a keen interest to learn and the motivation to work in an ambitious and international research team.

You also meet the following essential requirements:

  • a PhD in the area of molecular plant sciences and a record of relevant publications;
  • expertise in genetic and molecular techniques;
  • strong communication and English language skills;
  • the ability to think critically and creatively and you are organized and efficient.

We would like for you to have:

  • previous experience working with potato (genetics, genomics);
  • experience in the area of abiotic stress signalling;
  • bioinformatics experience on microarray and/or genomics datasets.

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