Job offer for a post-doctoral scientist

Project: Cell type-specificity of ethylene responses

The proposed study aims at identifying the relevant cell types for ethylene regulation of elongation growth both at the root and the shoot level. Besides the molecular and cellular analyses, physiological experiments to support the ecological relevance of findings will be conducted. This project is in collaboration with the laboratories of Prof. M. Bennett at the University of Nottingham (UK), and Prof. K. Vissenberg at the University of Antwerp (B), and is already in an advanced stage.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD degree in biology, biotechnology, or bio- engineering. We are looking for an enthusiastic scientist with excellent laboratory skills, who functions well in a team. A prerequisite is a good knowledge of techniques in molecular biology (Q-RT-PCR, cloning, transformation). Experience in the field of cell biology and confocal microscopy is recommended. Good knowledge of standard software packages (Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator) is required. Applicants should be fluent in English (both in verbal and written communication).

Start date of the contract: as of 1 August 2011. First contract until 31 December 2012, with possible prolongation.

Applications (in English) should include a full CV (incl. education + degrees obtained, prior work experience, a complete list of publications, contact details of two referees) and a motivation letter. Send your application to: