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Postdoctoral Job – Bioinformatics, Plant Molecular Genetics, SproutResist Project

NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Norway

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in Plant Molecular Genetics, Bioinformatics to work in SproutResist project on pre-harvest sprouting resistance in wheat at The Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Biosciences. Norway – Oct 2021 (#Jobs for Plant Genetics, Molecular Biology, Genomics PhD Degree holders)

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Job
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: 534,400 NOK /Annum

Workplace:
Faculty of Biosciences
Department of Plant Sciences
NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Ås,

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Qualification Details

Required Academic qualifications

  • PhD in plant genetics, molecular biology, genomics or related fields
  • Strong publication record

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Genetic studies including QTL mapping
  • Analysis of transcriptome data
  • Bioinformatics and data analysis skills
  • Molecular lab experience

You need to:

  • Be independent and self-motivated
  • Show excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have experience from successful teamwork
  • Have good knowledge of English language - both written and oral.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Develop linkage maps and conduct QTL mapping
  • Identify candidate genes from RNAseq data
  • Detailed characterization of phenotype traits under controlled growth conditions and in the field
  • Functional validation of candidate genes, which might include gene expression studies, creation of transgenic lines and/or gene editing – in collaboration with international partners.
  • Research stays at collaborating labs outside Norway is expected

The main purpose of the post-doctoral position is to qualify for work in high-level scientific positions. A PhD degree is required.

How to Apply?

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply for this job' button above. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Reference Number: 21/04605
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application. If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s part of the work is suggested.

Printed material that cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Biosciences, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 10.10.2021. Please quote reference number 21/04605.

Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

About the Position/Project

The Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Biosciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year Post-Doctoral–position connected to the recently funded SproutResist-project on pre-harvest sprouting resistance in wheat.

SproutResist is an industrial innovation project aiming to improve pre-harvest sprouting resistance in Norwegian spring wheat using the latest tools in molecular genomics and transcriptomics. The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Funding for Agriculture and Food Industry, and the industry partners Graminor and Strand Unikorn. Academic partners include NMBU, Nofima, University of Oslo and international collaborators in Germany and China.

In a previous project we conducted a transcriptome experiment and developed mapping populations based on a unique source of pre-harvest sprouting resistance. Now we are seeking a post-doctoral candidate with experience in bioinformatics and molecular genetics to analyze RNAseq data, conduct QTL mapping and perform functional validation of candidate genes.

About The Faculty of Biosciences

The Faculty of Life Sciences (BIOVIT) aims to help shape the future food- and bio-production of through teaching and research within biology and sustainable production and use of plants, livestock and fish. The faculty has an annual turnover of approx. 250 million kroner. The faculty is organized into nine research sections: Genome biology, Breeding and Quantitative Genetics, Ruminant Nutrition and Physiology, Ethology and Animal Environment, Nutrition and Physiology, Agroecology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Protection and Food Crops, Pant Biology and Biotechnology.

The faculty has seven large and small research centers and laboratories, including a center for outstanding innovation (CFI)  - Foods of Norway. The faculty is responsible for bachelor's and master's degrees in Aquaculture, Biology, Animal Science and Plant science as well as English-language master's degrees in Agroecology, Plant Sciences, Feed Manufacturing Technology and Genome Sciences. The faculty is responsible for PhD degrees in animal science and plant science. The faculty currently has about 550 bachelor and master students and 90 PhD students. The faculty has about 220 employees and its own faculty administration.

About the Employer: NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24 (salary grade 59-77) (NOK 534 400-752 800), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position.

For further information, please contact Prof. Morten Lillemo (morten.lillemo@nmbu.no; phone +47 98039348) or Prof. Anne Kjersti Uhlen (anne.uhlen@nmbu.no; phone +47 67232814)

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Contact details

For further information, please contact Prof. Morten Lillemo (morten.lillemo@nmbu.no; phone +47 98039348) or Prof. Anne Kjersti Uhlen (anne.uhlen@nmbu.no; phone +47 67232814)

 

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