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Postdoctoral Scientist in Biochemistry

Posted by: University of Freiburg

Posted date: Nov-24-2018

Location: Freiburg, Germany

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right:-141.8pt"><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">Research in the group focuses on plant single cell proliferation and will continue with previously initiated research on metabolic and </span><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:
Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB" lang="EN-GB">signalling</span><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US"> aspects of apocarotenoids. The project aims to unravel the fate of carotenoids upon degradation and to identify metabolic pathways involved, including the formation of yet unknown regulatory metabolites. Suitable candidates should be experienced in both molecular biology and biochemistry with a strong focus on apocarotenoid analytics. </span></p>
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<li><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:
Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">Identification and quantification of apocarotenoids via LC-MS (Thermo Fisher Scientific, UltiMate 3000 UPLC/Q-Exactive)</span></li>
<li><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:
Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">Quantitative carotenoid analysis (HPLC)</span></li>
<li><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:
Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">RNASeq analysis (sample preparation, data analysis)</span></li>
<li><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:
Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">Gene expression analysis with qRT-PCR</span></li>
<li><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;
mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">Establishment of enzyme assays, including cloning and recombinant protein expression</span></li>
<li><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:
Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">Active participation in research projects, participation in mentoring of students</span></li>
<li><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:
Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">Writing of manuscripts and project proposals</span></li>
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<li><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:
Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">PhD in Biochemistry, Biotechnology or a related Life Science discipline (with strong background in analytics)</span></li>
<li><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;
mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">Experience in the analysis of small molecules by LC-MS (ideally apocarotenoids) is essential</span></li>
<li><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;
mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">Experience in recombinant protein expression and the establishment of functional enzyme assays is essential</span></li>
<li><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:
Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">Experience in transcriptome analysis is advantageous</span></li>
<li><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:
Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">Excellent English communication, writing, and organizational skills</span></li>
<li><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:
Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">Highly self-motivated and strong capability to work independently</span></li>
</ul>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right:-141.8pt"><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">The DFG-funded full-time position is available from February 1st 2019, initially for two years with the possibility of an extension for one year. </span><span style="mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">The salary will be determined in accordance with E13.</span><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;
mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US"> Applications of women are encouraged. Applications should include CV, study certificates, areas of expertise and interests, list of publications, and the names and addresses of two referees as one single PDF file electronically to PD Dr. Ralf Welsch, University of Freiburg, Institute for Biology II, Molecular Plant Physiology, Sonnenstrase 5 </span><a href="mailto:(ralf.welsch(at)biologie.uni-freiburg.de)"><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;color:windowtext;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;
text-decoration:none;text-underline:none" lang="EN-US">(ralf.welsch(at)biologie.uni-freiburg.de)</span></a><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">. </span><span class="st"><span style="mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">Review of applications will begin immediately and continue </span></span><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">until the position is filled</span><span class="st"><span style="mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">.</span></span></p>
Job Title Postdoctoral Scientist in Biochemistry
Post Details
Email ralf.welsch(at)biologie.uni-freiburg.de
Employer's Website www.uni-freiburg.de
Category
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Freiburg, Germany
Key Words postdoc, biochemistry
Start Date 01.02.2019
Deadline