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Postdoctoral opportunities in Molecular Biology

Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences is offering postdoc position in biology. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. The deadline for applying is April 07, 2015.

The Director of the Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPG PAS), Poznan, POLAND – prof. Bogdan WOLKO announces an open competition for the full-time position for the junior postdoctoral researcher (R2) having strong interest in molecular and cellular aspects of plant development, willing to join the international team created at the Department of Integrative Plant Biology IPG PAS as a part of the FP7-ERA Chairs EU funded project.
Benefits
Gross salary: 2 000 € (includes insurance costs paid by the employer).
Application Requirements
The Candidate should have a good molecular biology skill and strong background in developmental biology of plants. Additional skill required is the knowledge on general techniques of microscopy including at least basic training on confocal microscope. Willingness to learn and use advance microscopy (including atomic force) and imaging techniques will be welcome. Selected person should be able to generate transgenic lines, perform gene cloning and quantitative expression studies. Successful candidate should be able to use epifluorescent or confocal microscope for imaging of gene activity or cellular events. Selected person will be responsible for plant phenotyping and measurements, will contribute to the interpretation of results, planning experiments and writing of research papers. The successful candidate should hold the PhD degree in Biology, Plant Sciences or Molecular Biology, preferably up to 5 years after PhD. Due to the international character of the team a good English language skill is required and collaborative research at the Institute and international levels is expected.
How to apply?
Applications should be submitted by email (pdf format only, attachments up to 10 MB) and addressed to: biotalent@igr.poznan.pl Please include the relevant code of the job position (R2_BIOMOL). Documents to be submitted.
- Cover letter.
- Detailed CV.
- Document confirming the status of PhD.
- Description of scientific career, documenting the fulfilment of job requirements.
- Two letters of support to be submitted separately by the referees to biotalent@igr.poznan.pl.
- List of all original publications, from the oldest to the most recent, each with the Impact factor and the number of citations (according to the Web of Knowledge/Web of Science) and Impact factor of the journal in the year of publication. The name of the candidate should be in bold type, and underlined if the candidate was a corresponding author.
- Hirsch index and the overall list of citations (Web of Knowledge/Web of Science).
- List of national and international projects: a) coordinated, b) participated, including the information on granted funds and project results, publications, commercialization of products or methodologies.
- List of academic skills, including experience in teaching, research team leadership, administrative duties, PhD and MSc supervision/mentoring.
- List of foreign fellowships, studies, sabbatical stays, practical and theoretical trainings in a foreign country (mobility).
- Other skills, not listed above, but important for the project. The application must contain the following statement:
- "I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my offer to be processed for the purposes of recruitment, in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act dated August, 29, 1997 (consolidated text, Dz.U. [ Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland ] of 2014, item 1182 with further amendments)".
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