The University of Konstanz is inviting applications for PhD Position in Biochemistry from highly motivated students. The PhD position is available in the research team of Prof. Dr Peter Kroth fro the academic session 2021-2022.
The research project’s subject is the “Molecular analysis of the light-dependent rhythmic regulation in a marine diatom”.
|Scholarship Sponsor||University of Konstanz|
|Scholarships level||PhD Position|
|Award Amount||Not Specified|
|Fellowship Period||Three years|
|Study area||Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry|
|Opening date||February 25, 2021|
|Closing date||March 15, 2021|
The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.
This is a DFG-funded project that collaborates directly with an ANR-funded project of Dr Angela Falciatore, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris.
The aim of the project is the characterization of the diatom circadian clock via the identification of photoreceptors that feed a light signal into the clock and label of targets of RITMO (circadian clock transcription factor) using the diatom model Phaeodactylum tricornutum. In the first work package, the signals for the clock’s timing in the wild type and knock-out mutants of the photoreceptors, RITMO1, and additional components identified in the project’s course will be determined, as well as the effect of losses of these components on fitness.
In the second work package, further details of the clock will be identified based on the hierarchy of expression of transcription factors (RNA-seq) and on RITMO1 and the autochromes (bind-n-seq, ChIP-seq). In the third work package, the aim is to determine the hierarchy of activation of the components, their localization and interactions.
The deadline for applications is March 15, 2021
- Cultivating diatoms under defined conditions (photobioreactors)
- Molecular cloning, genome editing, mutant analyses, large scale sequencing
- Master degree in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or related, with outstanding results
- Strong written and oral communication skills in the English language
- Documented experience in algal molecular biology, physiology and/or biochemistry
- High level of self-organization and analytical thinking
- Opportunity to contribute to fundamental and applied science in a very international team
- Good development opportunities and extensive training
- An extensive repertoire of methods and laboratory instrumentation
We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents until March 15, 2021, via our Online Application Portal.