The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary research team working on discovering genes regulating quantitative traits in maize genetic resources.
|Scholarship Sponsor||Technical University of Munich|
|Scholarships level||PhD Position|
|Award Amount||Not Specified|
|Fellowship Period||Not Specified|
|Study area||Biology, Science|
|Opening date||March 01, 2021|
The chair of plant breeding at the Technical University of Munich / TUM School of Life Sciences invites applications for a PhD position (TV-L E13, 75%), starting as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Research in the TUM plant breeding group is devoted to the genetic improvement of crops with a focus on tolerance to abiotic stress in maize. Unique biological resources, a large body of genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic and phenotypic data are available at the chair through several large collaborative projects.
• Molecular mechanisms underlying the response of maize to abiotic stress
• Discovery of genes regulating quantitative traits in a unique biological resource derived from drought-tolerant and drought-sensitive parents
• Development of effective fine-mapping approaches through imputation and haplotype analyses to discover genes regulating target traits
The application will be open until the position is filled
The successful applicant is expected to have:
- Diploma or Master’s degree in crop science, biology, molecular biotechnology, plant physiology or related disciplines (above average grades)
- Background in data science, quantitative genetics, (plant) molecular biology, or plant physiology is advantageous
- Willingness to carry out both field and laboratory work
- Excellent English (oral and written), German is an advantage
- Ability to work in a team and to collaborate with other research groups
• An interdisciplinary working environment in a team of molecular and statistical geneticists
• Active exchange and collaboration with partners from academia and industry in a field of constant technical and methodological development
• Advanced education in quantitative genetics, molecular genetics, bioinformatics and plant breeding in courses and summer schools
• Employment contract with payment according to TV-L E13 (75%)
The Technical University of Munich is committed to increasing the proportion of women in research and education and explicitly invites qualified female scientists to apply for this position. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.
Applications with the usual supporting information (letter of motivation, CV, certificates, transcripts, credentials, etc. in a single pdf file) should be submitted by Email to firstname.lastname@example.org