Postdoctoral Researcher Position (f/m/d) in Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions Institute for Plant Sciences
University of Cologne
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Postdoctoral Researcher Position (f/m/d) in Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
Institute for Plant Sciences
The University of Cologne is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Germany, offering a wide range of subjects. With its six faculties and its interfaculty centres, it offers a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and internationally outstanding profile areas, supported by the administration with its services.
The University of Cologne houses the Cologne Centre for Genomics, the Cluster of Excellence on Cellular Stress Responses in Ageing-Associated Diseases (CECAD) and the Cluster of
Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS), which is recognized as a major centre for plant
sciences in Europe.
The position is located in the group led by Professor Zuccaro (https://ag-zuccaro.botanik.uni-koeln.de/). The group's research focuses on the mechanisms which form the basis of
You will be responsible for the development of methods and scientific research topics in
biochemical and molecular mechanisms of plant-microbe interactions in the roots. You will also be involved in the training and teaching of students.
PhD degree in biology, biochemistry or a related discipline
Knowledge of plant physiology and/or microbiology
Experience in protein biochemistry and molecular biology preferably involving plant-
A good knowledge of effector biology, biophysics and/or enzyme kinetics would be a plus
Excellent communication skills and experience in interdisciplinary communication
High degree of self-initiative and individual responsibility
Fluency in English, both orally and in writing
WE OFFER YOU
A highly motivated, international and committed team embedded in a highly interdisciplinary
A comprehensive training programme which consists of scientific training possibilities,
training in transferable skills, mentoring, coaching as well as networking with industry
The possibility of completing your "Habilitation"
A diverse and fair working environment
Support in reconciling work and family life
Flexible working time models
Extensive advanced training opportunities
Occupational health management offers
Local transport ticket at a discount for UoC employees
The position is available from 01.10.2020 on a full-time basis. It is limited to four years with the possibility of extension for another 2 years. If the applicant meets the relevant wage
requirements and personal qualifications, the salary is based on remuneration group TV-L 13 of the pay scale for the German public sector.
The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are
especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities/special needs or of equal status.
Please send your application with proof of the required qualifications by email (in one PDF file) for the attention of Prof. Zuccaro to Zuccaroemail@example.com with the reference number Wiss2006-07. The application deadline is 31.07.2020.