|3 Postdoc positions in epigenetic control of cell fate
|Date Posted||Monday, 15 October 2012|
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
|Job Description||We are looking for highly motivated individuals to join our ongoing research projects on chromatin function and epigenetics in plants. We study seed development, regulation of flowering time, stress physiology and speciation. Our projects focus on the function of Polycomb Group proteins and other chromatin modifying protein complexes. Polycomb Group proteins are major regulators of cell fate and differentiation and have been implicated in tumor formation in animals. We use forward genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology and genomics approaches to uncover the molecular mechanisms by which chromatin states affect gene expression, establish cellular identity and create speciation barriers. Our approaches involve diverse technologies ranging from transcriptome and epigenome profiling by next generation sequencing over mass spectrometry to machine learning and modeling.
The positions are funded by a common project involving the research groups of Claudia Köhler and Lars Hennig at the Department of Plant Biology and Forest Genetics at the SLU, Uppsala. The department offers a creative and stimulating international environment for basic and applied science in plant biology; for more information visit the web page at www.vbsg.slu.se
Plant science is particularly strong in Uppsala and coordinated in the Linnean Center for Plant Biology. In addition, the Evolutionary Biology Centre and other institutes at Uppsala University make unique expertise locally available. With the Science for Life Laboratories in Uppsala and Stockholm we have access to most advanced technology platforms for genomics, proteomics, bioimaging and chemical biology.
Uppsala, Sweden’s fourth largest city, has two universities and with 35’000 students a very lively student atmosphere. Stockholm, the Venice-of-the-North, is not far away – it takes only 40 minutes by train. Stockholm international airport is also close by, 20 minutes by train from Uppsala, and has frequent connections to many international destinations.
|Qualification||The positions are open to enthusiastic individuals with strong records of scientific productivity. One of the positions requires a solid background in molecular biology and genetics. The second position requires a strong background in molecular biology and cytology. The third position is in the field of epigenomics and requires proficiency with bioinformatics tools.|
|How to Apply||Applications, including (1) CV, (2) a description of research experiences, (3) a statement of scientific interests as well as (4) contact information of two to three referees should be submitted by e-mail to Claudia.Kohler@slu.se or Lars.Hennig@slu.se.|
|Application deadline||November 30, 2012|
|Supervisor/ Principal Investigator||Claudia Köhler / Lars Hennig|
Claudia Köhler / Lars Hennig
Contact Phone: 0046 18 76 3313/ 0046 18 67 3326
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