The MPI for Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam is looking for
a Doctoral student (m/f/d)in the group „Root Biology and Mycorrhiza” of Prof. Dr. Caroline Gutjahr.
The position is available immediately and awarded as part of the TRR356 ‘Genetic diversity shaping biotic interactions of plants’ a collaborative consortium with the LMU and TU Munich and the University of Tübingen.
Background:The project aims at understanding the role of karrikin signalling, a plant hormone signaling pathway, in the development of a plant-fungal symbiosis called arbuscular mycorrhiza, in which plants and fungi exchange nutrients. Interestingly, the impact of this pathway on the symbiosis differs among plant species, and we want to understand the molecular basis for this phenomenon. The project will focus on the mechanistic function of one protein in symbiosis. The work will involve handling of plants and fungi and have a focus on protein biochemical methods as well as a number of molecular biology and microscopy techniques.
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How to apply:For further information please contact Caroline Gutjahr. If you want to know more about the institute or the group, please have a look on our homepages at:
Application will be assessed on a rolling basis and will be accepted before 30th November 2023. Please use “PhD position TRR356” in your subject.
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