Research Scientist in Plant Genetics and Breeding

Technical University of Munich


Research Scientist (m/f/d) in Plant Genetics and Breeding

01.03.2021, Wissenschaftliches Personal

Research topics:
• Molecular mechanisms underlying the response of maize to abiotic stress (cold/drought/lodging)
• Functional characterization of candidate genes using genetic, physiological and molecular methods such as gene expression analyses, mutant analyses, map-based cloning, gene-gene and protein-protein networks
• Analysis of genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data
The successful applicant is expected to have:
• PhD in biology, genetics, bioinformatics, crop science or related fields
• Strong interest in wet-lab and in silico approaches
• Training in molecular biology, genomics, and/or genome editing techniques are desirable, but not required
• Ability to solve problems independently and to work in a team
• Teaching experience is desirable, but not required
We offer:
• An interdisciplinary working environment in a team of molecular and quantitative geneticists
• Active exchange and collaboration with partners from academia and industry in a field of constant technical and methodological development
• Advanced education in genetics and plant breeding in courses and summer schools
• Employment contract with payment according to TV-L E13 for an initial two-year period with the possibility of extension up to six years
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, credentials, etc. in a single pdf file) should be sent to, subject matter: “Research Scientist Plant Genetics and Breeding”. Application will be open until the position is filled.

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