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Postdoctoral position

Posted by: BGU

Posted date: Sep-15-2017

Location: Rehovot

 Postdoctoral position-  functional genomic approaches to improve agriculture traits

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on functional genomic approaches to improve agriculture traits focusing on lodging and seed quality in monocots.

The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for the design and clone constructs using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing approach. The candidate will be required to develop new transformation system in local monocots for lodging and seed quality and sizes. In addition, the applicant will imply experiments in the laboratory and greenhouse characterizing the phenotypes. Other duties of the position will include but are not limited to, diligent and timely design and implementation of genotyping and phenotyping activities, complete data analysis and interpretation, preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

 This is a collaborative research project of three universities in Israel:

Avraham Levy - Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot

Yehoshua Saranga - R.H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences & Genetics in Agriculture
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot

Vered Tzin – Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer Campus, Israel


A Ph.D. in plant biology, plant genetics or related area. Hands-on experience with plant transformation, tissue culture, and basic molecular biology techniques is required. Experience working in the field and greenhouse is desirable. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

 To apply, please submit detailed CV, and names of three potential professional references to: vtzin(at)bgu.ac.il with Postdoc application in the subject line.

Job Title Postdoctoral position
Post Details
Email vtzin(at)bgu.ac.il
Employer's Website in.bgu.ac.il
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Botany/Plant Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Rehovot
Key Words postdoc, plant biology, monocot, transformation
Start Date October 2017