PhD Position in Discovery and Introgression of Novel Alleles in Maize Genetic Resources

Technical University of Munich


PhD Position in Discovery and Introgression of Novel Alleles in Maize Genetic Resources

01.03.2021, Wissenschaftliches Personal

Research topics:
• 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 with the aim to discover genes regulating target traits

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 • Very good English (oral and written), German is an advantage
• Ability to work in a team and to collaborate with other research groups
We offer:
• 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 thus 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 <

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