08/04/2021

Two postdoc positions in the research of plant cellular and molecular biology.


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Jagiellonian University, Krakow
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBotany
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    08/05/2021 21:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Poland › Krakow
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    17/05/2021

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The Plant Molecular Biology Laboratory (lab of Kenji Yamada) is carrying out research analysing the function of plant endomembrane systems such as the endoplasmic reticulum, vacuoles and peroxisomes. The laboratory is looking for two postdoctoral scientists to join a OPUS project entitled "Gene Regulatory Mechanism for the Mustard Oil Bomb Defence System of ER Bodies in Brassicaceae". Successful candidates will join a project that aims to understand detailed molecular aspects of a plant defense system based on glucosinolate-myrosinase system. The duration of the contract is six months, and can be extended for four years maximum, depend on the activity.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Analysis of transcriptional regulation for ER body formation that is involved in glucosinolate-myrosinase defence system,
  2. Analysis of plant defence with establishing insect-plant or fungi-plant interaction assays,
  3. Identification of new genes for glucosinolate-myrosinase defence system,
  4. Cell biological and physiological analysis of newly identified factors in glucosinolate-myrosinase defence,
  5. Work collaboratively with other laboratory members as a team.

You can find more information about the Plant Molecular Biology Laboratory on the website: http://www.mcb.uj.edu.pl/laboratorium-biologii-molekularnej-roslin, or contact dr Kenji Yamada (kenji.yamada@uj.edu.pl).

For the post of assistant researcher may apply persons who fulfil the requirements stated in Article 113, 116 (2) (4) of the Act of 20th July 2018 Law on higher education and science and meet the following qualification requirements:

  • hold at least a master’s degree, engineering degree or an equivalent degree,
  • prepared an outstanding master’s degree thesis confirmed by opinion of academic tutor or doctoral thesis confirmed by high grade,
  • provide a positive opinion of the head of department/chair or academic tutor on the candidate’s suitability work in the post of academic teacher

The ideal candidate should:

1) have a master’s degree in molecular biology, plant biology or related discipline

2) have a strong experience in one of following research areas:

i) plant cell biology and plant molecular biology

ii) plant pathology and plant insect interaction

3) have good written and oral communication skills in English

4) have a strong research publications list or awards - would be an advantage

5) show a good level of independence, self-motivation and reliability

Candidates should submit the following documents (in English) to the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology office, Cracow ul. Gronostajowa 7A, room 3/12 or electronically in the .pdf format by email to kenji.yamada@uj.edu.pl. In email title please include “Opus 19 Postdoc”

  1. CV
  2. Motivation letter
  3. Publication list
  4. A copy of a PhD degree
  5. Contact details of minimum two referees, including a former academic supervisor
  6. A personal questionnaire
  7. A statement that Jagiellonian University will the be the primary workplace in the case of being hired
  8. A statement pursuant to art.109 item 1 of the Law of Higher Education
  9. A statement of knowledge and acceptance of the rules on intellectual property and legal protection of intellectual property
  10. The application form also must include: "I hereby authorize you to process my personal data included in my job application for the needs of the recruitment process in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 and Act of 10 May 2018 on the protection of personal data, Dz. U. of 24 May 2018, item. 1000 and in accordance with the information clause attached to my consent”.

Statement forms for points 6-9 can be downloaded on the website:

http://www.dso.uj.edu.pl/druki-do-pobrania/dokumenty-dla-kandydatow-pracownikow

More Information

Benefits

The position is a full-time postdoc position.

The salary is around 10000 PLN (~2200EUR, in gross-gross, will wave depend on the career).

Eligibility criteria

The ideal candidate should:

1) have a master’s degree in molecular biology, plant biology or related discipline

2) have a strong experience in one of following research areas:

i) plant cell biology and plant molecular biology

ii) plant pathology and plant insect interaction

3) have good written and oral communication skills in English

4) have a strong research publications list or awards - would be an advantage

5) show a good level of independence, self-motivation and reliability

Selection process

Candidates should submit the documents (in English) to the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology office, Cracow ul. Gronostajowa 7A, room 3/12 or electronically in the .pdf format by email to kenji.yamada@uj.edu.pl. In email title please include “Opus 19 Postdoc” ​​​​​​​

After the paper screening, we will offer an interview for candidates.

 

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

  1. Analysis of transcriptional regulation for ER body formation that is involved in glucosinolate-myrosinase defence system,
  2. Analysis of plant defence with establishing insect-plant or fungi-plant interaction assays,
  3. Identification of new genes for glucosinolate-myrosinase defence system,
  4. Cell biological and physiological analysis of newly identified factors in glucosinolate-myrosinase defence,
  5. Work collaboratively with other laboratory members as a team.

Specific Requirements

  • hold at least a master’s degree, engineering degree or an equivalent degree,
  • prepared an outstanding master’s degree thesis confirmed by opinion of academic tutor or doctoral thesis confirmed by high grade,
  • provide a positive opinion of the head of department/chair or academic tutor on the candidate’s suitability work in the post of academic teacher

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
Malopolska centrę of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University
Poland
Krakow
Gronostajowa 7A

EURAXESS offer ID: 625139

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