Postdoctoral Researcher in Plant-Thrips-Virus Interactions
UvA - University of Amsterdam
What are you going to do?
In this project we aim to determine the effect of microsporidia and viruses on the effectorome of thrips and on the plant proteins with which relevant effectors interact. We seek to determine whether manipulation of these plant targets alters the success of thrips.
You are expected:
- to work with plants, insects and viruses and to perform bio-assays;
- to analyze RNAseq and proteomics data;
- to apply and implement advanced biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology;
- to use molecular tools to manipulate genes and gene expression in planta;
- to report and present your work progress on a regular basis to our industrial partners;
- to actively participate in scientific discussions in our research field.
What do we require?
- a recent PhD degree in Plant biology with one or more publications as first author in a peer-reviewed scientific journal;
- preferentially skilled in plant biochemistry and big data (statistical) analyses including bioinformatics;
- hands-on experience in and affinity with molecular biology;
- an enthusiasm and willingness to become multidisciplinary with a keen eye on Plant-Insect and/or Plant-virus interactions;
- an ambitious person that is a team player with an open character, who can take ownership of the research project;
- an appreciation to contribute to valorization efforts and to foster collaborations with academic and industry partners.
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