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Biotechnology, Postdoc Job in SLU, Sweden – Genetic regulation of seed storage compounds in Pisum sativum

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Department of Plant Breeding seeks Postdoc on genetic regulation of seed storage compounds in Pisum sativum – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , , ,
Joining Date: Jun 01, 2022
Contract Period: 24 months
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
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Department of Plant Breeding
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Uppsala, Sweden

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Qualification Details

We seek a highly motivated candidate with a PhD degree in biology, biotechnology, genetics or plant breeding, preferably with a solid background in molecular biology or biochemistry. Candidates with experience in legumes and the biochemistry and analysis of storage compounds are encouraged to apply. The working language is English and excellent written and spoken communication in English is a requirement and desirable for one of the Scandinavian languages. In addition it is of great importance that the candidate has good communication and collaboration skills as the work is conducted in a multi-actor project. We will put great emphasis on personal suitability and favorable personal qualities are driven, independent, and thorough as well as how the candidate’s experience and competence can complement and strengthen the research at the department. As postdoc appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, a PhD degree not older than three year is merited.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The SLU Grogrund projects address current questions that are called for by the Swedish breeding industry. Pea (Pisum sativum) is becoming increasingly important as a source of green protein for food products for the domestic market. A successful candidate is expected to help answer scientific questions on how genotype influences the quality of peas regarding seed composition with effects on taste, cookability and anti-nutritional agents and what underlies tolerance to water logging and drought in different pea genotypes. The work will be conducted by hands-on activities in the lab (molecular and biochemical analyses), greenhouse and possible in field on target the crop. Additional duties may include student supervision and other minor tasks to support the department.

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Reference Number: SLU ua.2021.2.5.1-4570
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About the Department

The Department of Plant Breeding conducts research, education and innovation work of strategic importance for society's long-term supply of food, industrial raw materials and energy, and to meet an increasing need for raw materials and at the same time make plant production increasingly environmentally friendly and energy efficient. Together, we help expand the knowledge that helps develop society in a sustainable direction. We develop the crops of the future together with growers and industry, thereby contributing to what is on consumers' plates of tomorrow. We are a workplace that is growing in size and has a sizeable international breadth among our employees

The position is funded within “SLU Grogrund” which is a national competence center for Swedish plant breeding. The establishment of SLU Grogrund was a government decision set out in SLU’s appropriation directions for the year 2018.

About the Employer: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)


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Contact details

Cecilia Hammenhag, Researcher, firstname.surname@slu.se

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