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Postdoc Position in Plant Science – Sweden

Umeå University (UMU)


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A postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå Plant Science ( Centres; a stimulating research environment at Umeå University.

General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: August 16, 2021 (GMT +2)
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
Department of Plant Physiology
Umeå University (UMU)

Qualification Details

A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate qualifies for employment as a postdoctoral fellow, in molecular biology or biochemistry. Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the closing date of the application. A candidate who has completed their degree prior to this may be considered if special circumstances exist. Special circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice, appointments of trust in trade unions or similar circumstances. Special circumstances should be clearly stated in the application. Postdoctoral fellows who are to teach or supervise must have taken relevant courses in teaching and learning in higher education.

An ability to work independently as well as in a team, and good skills in the English language, are essential. The candidate should have extensive laboratory experience with molecular and biochemical methods. Experience of ChIP sequencing is also desirable. Experience with plants and plant cell lines as experimental systems is an advantage.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Project description and working tasks

The establishment of photosynthetic activity drives a cellular shift from requiring external energy sources for growth and development to becoming a supplier of energy to support growth of new developing tissues. In mammalian cells changes to intracellular metabolism confer widespread variations in epigenetic pattern. However, the challenge is to understand how fluctuations in metabolic state control chromatin modifications. We will address this question by investigating the dynamics of global chromatin organization in response to the establishment of photosynthesis, a process that causes major changes to the cellular metabolic activity. The postdoc will be involved in a large project where we determine the distribution of important modifications of histone H3 and identify the proteins such as transcription factors or chromatin remodellers associated with those specific modifications.

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: -AN 2.2.1-985-21
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Documents Required

A full application should include:

  • Personal letter
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) with publication list
  • Certified copy of doctoral degree certificate
  • Certified copies of other diplomas, list of completed academic courses and grades
  • Copy of doctoral thesis
  • Other documents that the applicant wishes to claim

If you are one of the candidates that will be interviewed, we will also need contact information for at least 2 reference persons at the time of the interview.

The application must be written in English or Swedish. The application is made through our electronic recruitment system. Documents sent electronically must be in Word or PDF format.

About the Department of Plant Physiology

The Department of Plant Physiology is part of Umeå Plant Science Center (UPSC) which is one of Europe’s strongest research centers in experimental plant biology ( UPSC’s research focuses on plant molecular biology, plant physiology, cell biology, tree biotechnology, ecophysiology and forest genetics and is supported by a large choice of specialist driven technical platforms. UPSC is a multicultural workplace with 190 people from all over the world. Our group and the broader research environment at Umeå University provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere and many opportunities for collaboration. More than 4 300 employees and 31 500 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application!

About the Employer: Umeå University (UMU)

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Further details are provided by Professor Åsa Strand:

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