Two PhD Student Positions in Developmental Genetics of Cereal Crops

The culturally diverse Independent HEISENBERG-Research Group “Plant Architecture” is primarily interested in basic research questions on how cereal inflorescences, called spikes, develop and how does this contribute to yield formation.

Your tasks:
• You are working in a research team to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of spikelet/floret development and spike architecture using latest genetic, physiological and metabolic approaches.
• Discover, isolate and functionally characterize QTL or genes for spike/spikelet/floret traits.
• Reveal gene regulatory networks determining spike shape or spikelet/floret development.
• Elucidate spatio-temporal patterns ofmetabolite and phytohormone distributions in spike and spikelet/floret sections, using latest mass spectrometric imaging.

Please send your application (incl. CV, letter of motivation, copies of certificates (uni degrees) and references) to Mr. Danielowski (jobs@ipk-gatersleben.de) citing the reference number 38/06/17 until 06.08.2017.

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