Job offer for a PhD student

Project: Folate biosynthesis in higher plants

In collaboration with Prof. W. Lambert, Ghent University and Dr. F. Rébeillé, CEA/University of Grenoble, France


  • Master degree with good ranking (distinction), specialization in either biochemistry, biotechnology, biology, or bio-engineering
  • Knowledge of molecular and microscopic techniques
  • Strong interest in plant biology
  • Good knowledge of commonly used software packages (MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Fluent in English both in verbal and written communication
  • Team player, but able to work independently

We offer:

  • A challenging job in an international surrounding and collaboration with several European laboratories
  • 4 year contract (either on a running project, or through a personal grant or a combination thereof)
  • Start date: as of July 2011 (negociable)


Send your CV (incl. education + degrees obtained, prior work experience, a complete list of publications, contact details of two referees) and a motivation letter by email to

For a review on the subject: BLANCQUAERT et al. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 29: 14-35 (2010). BEKAERT et al. Trends in Plant Science 13:28-35 (2008).


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