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PhD position in Plant Biology (65%)

The Chemical Signalling Group at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn invites applications for a PhD position in Plant Biology. The goal of the project will be investigating Molecular interactions of mitochondrial glutaredoxin S15 in plants as part of a joint ANR‐DFG project together with Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rouhier (University of Lorraine, Nancy, France).

Logo-ChemicalSignaling.jpgState‐of‐the‐art in vivo imaging with genetically encoded protein biosensors and proteomics in combination with genetic approaches and physiological investigations will be used to test hypothesis regarding the role of S15 in FeS‐cluster transfer in Arabidopsis. For further background on the project and the tools to be applied see Meyer et al. (2007) Plant Journal 52(5), 973‐986; Gutscher et al. (2008) Nature Methods 5(6), 553‐559; Moseler et al. (2015) PNAS 112, 13735‐13740; Begas et al. (2017) Nature Communications 8, 14835.

We offer an exciting and dynamic research environment, a state‐of‐the‐art‐equipped lab, a friendly and experienced team with excellent national and international connections and dedicated training in the relevant techniques and skills to the highest standard. Salary and benefits are paid at TV‐L 13 (65%) (German public services tariff).

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with interest in plant science and redox biology. Practical experience in molecular biology, biochemistry or imaging will be of benefit. The applicant should hold a Masters degree (or equivalent) in Biology or another relevant subject such as Agriculture, Biochemistry, Chemistry or Physics. Excellent language skills in either English or German are required. For enquiries, contact andreas.meyer@uni‐

Please apply by email submitting a single PDF document in English or German containing a detailed CV, a brief summary of previous research projects, and the names of two potential referees to sekretariat‐cs@uni‐ by 30 November 2018.

The University of Bonn aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching. Hence, qualified women are particularly asked to apply. Preference is given to severely disabled applicants in cases of the same level of qualification.