The ERA Chairs project The Creation of the Department of Integrative Plant Biology (BIO- TALENT), realized by the Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences from July 2014 to June 2019, is supported by the EU FP7 Programme.
A PhD student (industrail doctorate) wanted!
Qualifications: A M.Sc. in plant genetics, plant biotechnology, plant molecular biology or related field. The successful candidate should have experience with TILLING approach in plants and general knowledge on maintaining plant growth and plant generative and vegetative biology. Record of research activity including attending scientific meetings and conferences or being co-author of research papers, strong communication skills, and demonstrated expertise in plant biology and reverse genetics will be appreciated.
2) cover letter
3) copy of the diploma
Please send the documents in 1 pdf file.
No. of positions available: 1
Research Fields: Biological Sciences
Research Profile: PhD student (R1)
Gross monthly salary: 1 200 € (net ca. 725 €)
Duration of employment: 43 months (preferably December 2015 – June 2019)
Employment at the IPG PAS will be in the form of a temporary job contract, and the payment will include insurance and health care, in agreement with the rules of Polish legislation
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; although to be guaranteed full consideration applications must be received by October 15, 2015.
Applications should be submitted by email (pdf format only, attachments up to 10 MB) and addressed to: email@example.com with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
Short-listed applicants should be prepared to participate in an on-line interview (Skype) between October 19-23, 2015. The position is open immediately, but the start date of the contract is negotiable (preferably December 2015).
The application must contain the following statement:
"I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my offer to be processed for the purposes of recruitment, in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act dated August, 29,1997 (uniform text: Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland 2014 item 1182 with further amendments)".
The city of Poznan has 550 thous. inhabitants. It is one of the biggest cities in Poland, with a large academic centre with numerous universities and research institutes. It is located 300 km westwards from Warszawa (Warsaw), the capital of Poland, and 300 km eastwards from Berlin, the capital of Germany. The city is visited by many foreigners participating in numerous fairs organized at the Poznan International Fair Grounds, as well as students, researchers, businessmen, and tourists. The city is friendly and safe. A great number of students makes it lively and full of various events. The city is convenient to work in and to spend leisure time, due to its beautiful surroundings (Wielkopolski National Park with its forests and lakes). Poznan is the capital of a large agricultural plain.
Poznan is one of the largest plant science centres in Poland with universities and numerous scientific institutes and research centres hosting annually over 130 thous. students. The Institute of Plant Genetics in Poznan has a strong tradition of research on theoretical and applied aspects of plant biology. Our scientific activity encompasses wide array of scientific disciplines like cytogenetics, metabolomics, molecular biology and bioinformatics. We are in the process of the formation of interdisciplinary research group specialized in integrative plant biology. The main focus of the team is to exploit knowledge from fundamental research in plant biology for development of innovative tools and new strategies in sustainable crop production and protection. The newly created BIO-TALENT team will explore the applicatory value of modification of basic developmental and physiological mechanisms in order to obtain new useful agronomical traits including increased plant tolerance to stress or suitable growth patterns and overall yield increase. The future work of the team will also include modification of plant architecture and plant and organ size and shape for increase in biomass production or improvement of agro-technical methods.
The Institute of Plant Genetics PAS is located at Strzeszynska 34, Poznan, POLAND. To learn more about the Institute and its current departments please watch our promotion film: http://tv.pionier.net.pl/Default.aspx?id=3012
and visit the website of the Institute: www.igr.poznan.pl/en/home
To read basic information on the rules and composition of the BIO-TALENT project please visit the website: http://www.igr.poznan.pl/en/bio-talent, which contains information on objectives, strategy, work packages, contacts and links to information about the project, announced in the mass media.