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5 Post-doc positions at PSB

The Department of Plant Systems Biology is recruiting 5 post-docs.

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Research Position/Post Doc

In the Georg-August Universität Göttingen a full Research Position/Post Doc (salary 13 TV-L) is open in Molecular Plant Sciences.

The position is immediately available for 3 years with the option for a further extension. The search will be continued until a suitable candidate is found. We are looking for a highly motivated person, who will take lead of the laboratory for molecular biology, develop an independent scientific profile and contribute actively to teaching and administration of the section „Forest Botany and Tree Physiology“. The position offers the possibility to fulfil the requirements of a habilitation in the German university system or to acquire comparable qualifications.
We expect that applicants have an excellent PhD in the area of life sciences, documented indepth knowledge on plant molecular biology and are willing to work in an international team.
The successful candidate is expected to develop a research focus in the area of tree biology or tree-environmental interactions ( /130543.html). English knowledge is required; German language knowledge is useful but teaching in English is possible. The ideal candidate has already one or two years of postdoc experience and previous experience with trees. However, candidates who worked with other model systems are also encouraged to apply for this position, if they are willing develop a new profile that would fit into the general topic topics of the department.
Qualified females are especially encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with the same qualifications will be employed preferentially.
Please send your application (CV, Diplomas, PhD, publication list, references) with a letter explaining your specific interest and qualifications for the position compiled in one pdf file to (Prof. Dr. A. Polle, Forstbotanik und Baumphysiologie, Büsgenweg 2, 37077 Göttingen, Germany). Documents will not be returned.
Annoucement posted: 28/02/2011

1 Postdoc or 1 PhD student

The Bio-energy Group of the Department of Plant Systems Biology at VIB/Ghent University (Belgium) has a position for 1 Postdoc or 1 PhD student


Lignin is an aromatic polymer that is mainly present in secondary-thickened plant cell walls. It is one of the major limiting factors in the conversion of plant biomass to liquid bio-fuels. The major goal of the Bio-energy group is to understand the biosynthesis, transport, polymerization and structure of lignin to provide the fundamental knowledge that is necessary to design plant cell walls that are easier to convert to bio-fuels. The project aims at using cell cultures to study fundamental aspects of lignin biosynthesis and involves metabolomics, transcriptomics and reverse genetics in Arabidopsis.
The postdoc position is for two years, the PhD position for three years.
Start date: from the moment a suitable candidate has been found.
Your profile
You are highly motivated and interested in the topic
You have a degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Biotechnology
You have a feeling of responsibility
You like to work in a team
You have good knowledge of English
You have good laboratory skills
Please send your CV and letter of motivation to:
Prof. Wout Boerjan
VIB- Department of Plant Systems Biology, UGent
Technologiepark 927
9052 Gent
Email: wout.boerjan@psb.ugent.b
Published: January 13th, 2009

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