Stellenanangebot Doktorand/PhD in Wageningen | Niederlande
|Do you want to unravel how the below-ground microbiome alleviates drought stress and insect herbivory in plants? And would you like to work as a PhD candidate in an international, multidisciplinary team?
We are looking for a talented PhD candidate in the field of plant physiology and plant-microbe-insect interactions, who is interested in molecular mechanisms underlying drought tolerance and insect resistance in cruciferous plants. You will study plant-growth promoting rhizobacteria for their stress-protective properties against drought and herbivorous insects with the aim to identify the molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways underlying these interactions. You will focus on transcriptome analysis and the discovery of plant genes and processes that are crucial for plants to maximize profitable functions from their root microbiome and help the plant to perform better under environmental stresses.
You will be working in at the Laboratory of Plant Physiology and the Laboratory of Entomology, while being closely connected to a multidisciplinary team of PhD students, post-docs and principal investigators at 5 academic institutes.
This research project addresses fundamental research to provide a basis for innovative developments in sustainable crop protection based on plant capacities to defend themselves against stresses.
|We offer a full-time position (38 hours), initially for 1 year after which a go/no go decision will be taken on extension with another three years. Gross salary per month € 2325,- in the first year rising to € 2972,- per month in the fourth year, for a fulltime appointment. The candidate will be based at the Laboratory of Entomology in Wageningen.
In addition, we offer:
We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere.
|For more information about this function, please contact Professor Marcel Dicke, or Professor Christa Testerink, .
For more information about the procedure, please contact .
General information about the Laboratory of Entomology can be found on https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Chair-groups/Plant-Sciences/Laboratory-of-Entomology.htm
General information about the Laboratory of Plant Physiology can be found on https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Chair-groups/Plant-Sciences/Laboratory-of-Plant-Physiology/Research/Abiotic-stress-tolerance.htm
This vacancy is open up to and including March 15, 2020.
You can only apply online through: www.wur.eu/career
The first job interviews will take place in the week of March 23, 2020.
|The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialised research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.
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