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Research position on functional ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in agrosystems

Your mission:  You would lead projects to find how to maximize ecosystem services provided by arbuscular mycorrhiza in agrosystems. Join us if you are passionate about using microorganisms to reduce synthetic inputs and improve plant health and nutrition.

Our strengths? We are a dynamic research group committed to scientific projects with societal impact (https://en.lipme.fr/efis), we have state-of-the-art equipment and national/international partnerships. You will be able to make great science while preserving your personal / professional life balance.

Interested? Go to the INRAE Jobs website from January 30 to March 2.

CANDIDATO PARA SOLICITUD 'JUAN DE LA CIERVA'

Se busca persona candidata para la presentación de una solicitud de contrato postdoctoral del programa Juan de la Cierva, convocatoria 2022. Son elegibles los investigadores con grado de doctor obtenido entre del 01/01/2021 y 31/12/2022.

La persona candidata se integraría con un contrato de 2 años en el Grupo de Señalización de Estrés Ambiental en Plantas, en el IBVF (CSIC y Universidad de Sevilla). El tema de investigación serían las bases moleculares de la nutrición vegetal. En concreto se estudiarán las relaciones estructura-función y la regulación de transportadores de potasio (tipo HAK y NHX) y de nitrato (tipo NRT1) sitos en la membranas plasmática y vacuolar de la planta modelo Arabidopsis thaliana, mediante técnicas bioquímicas, electrofisiológicas, de biología estructural y genética molecular.

El enlace a la convocatoria es:
https://www.aei.gob.es/convocatorias/buscador-convocatorias/ayudas-contratosjuan-cierva-2022

El plazo de solicitudes es 24/01/2023 - 07/02/2023

Los interesados pueden dirigirse a:

  • Prof. José Manuel Pardo
    Inst. de Bioquímica Vegetal y Fotosíntesis
    e-mail: jose.pardo@csic.es
    Tel.: 954489602

Se recomienda el envío del CV con indicación de las calificaciones de grado y master, una carta de motivación y carta(s) de referencias.

Sevilla, 24 de enero de 2023.

Postdoc position in plant cell wall biology/biotechnology starting in Nitra, Slovakia

We open a 2-year postdoctoral position in the group of Dr. Jozef Mravec at the Institute of Plant Genetics and Biotechnology in Nitra, Centre for Plant Biology and Biodiversity, Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) starting February-March 2023 (flexible). This position is funded by a large reintegration grant IMPULZ of the SAS for the project Aptamer-based analytical platform for in vitro and in situ analyses of complex carbohydrates – CARBODNA. The aim of the project is to remove some limitations of conventional immunological detection of plant carbohydrates and to establish a new analytical platform based on aptamers (DNA probes).

What do we offer: The possibility to do interesting research in plant biology on the international level in one of the oldest and most beautiful towns in Slovakia. Nitra is the fifth largest city in Slovakia, it hosts two universities and is rich in history. You can enjoy hiking,
famous local wine, and affordable accommodation possibilities. See https://www.nitra.sk/ and https://www.nitra.eu/

What do we expect: PhD in biology, biotechnology or biochemistry. Experience in experimental plant biology and/or cell wall research is an advantage but not a requirement. Skills in molecular biology techniques and microscopy are preferred. Strong motivation to do high-gain high-risk interdisciplinary research, willing to set up networks of collaborators and lead students. I expect ambition, drive to succeed, building own independence and career via external funding such as postdoctoral grants EU Marie Curie, SASPRO, EMBO or FEBS or Slovak governmental funding. Good command of English language.

If you think you are the right person, please send your CV and a motivation letter describing how you see your future in research to Jozef Mravec, or contact me for more information jozef.mravec@savba.sk

 

PhD position available in plant-insect interaction research

The position

We are seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate with a strong interest to perform scientific research and being able to work in an interdisciplinary team. Candidates preferentially hold the diploma of MSc Biological Sciencies, Plant Immunity, Molecular biology, Biotechnology or similar.

The project

You will be integrated into Jordi Gamir's Lab as part of a Human Frontiers Science Program Research Grant (HFSP). We will explore how viruses can manipulate the behaviour of the caterpillar Spodoptera exigua, and the ecological aspects altered by viral infection.

Research details

The successful candidate will perform research in the following areas: (1) Odour guided behaviour experiments (2) Chemical prolifing of plant and animal volatiles (3) Genetic manipulation of plants. The project involves a close collaboration with other HFSP grant international members ( https://www.hfsp.org/awardess/newly-awarded )

The institute

Jordi Gamir's Lab is part of the Metabolic Integration and Cell Signalling group ( https://nitropriming.wordpress.com ) into the biology, biochemistry and environmental sciences department at the Jaume I University of Castelló, Spain. The university holds state-of-the-art facilities and is among the exclusive group of the best young universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Ranking 2021.

How to apply

The position will remain open until filled. Candidates can send their CVs, motivation letters or just drop an E-mail to Jordi Gamir for further information ( jgamir@uji.es )

 

 

Postdoctoral Scientist Position - University of Massachusets Amherst, Massachusets USA - Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

A Postdoctoral Scientist Position is available at the University of Massachusets Amherst, Massachusets USA, in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. The project is supported by a four-year US National Science Foundation grant to study the evolution and function of the unique mitochondrial membrane protein ATAD3 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Collaborations with San Diego State University (evolutionary biology), Dartmouth (studies with Physcomitrium) and University of Georgia (STEM education). Experience with organelle isolation, proteomics and Arabidopsis genetics preferred, but other expertise considered. Opportunity to build a career research program. Please send inquiries, C.V., names of three references and statement of interest and career goals to Elizabeth Vierling,
vierling@umass.edu.

A press release with some additional information about the project can be found here:

htps://www.newswise.com/articles/new-research-to-plumb-the-mysteries-of-mitochondria-yieldinginsight-into-evolution-food-security-and-climate-change

The Vierling lab (htps://sites.biochem.umass.edu/vierlinglab/) is located in the Life Sciences Laboratory Building (tinyurl.com/3w3mhbcp), which was completed in 2013 and offers an open lab format that joins labs of other faculty members in Biochemistry and Chemistry. The building houses extensive core facilities of the Institute of Applied Life Sciences (htps://www.umass.edu/ials/) including a Nikon Center
of Excellence in Microscopy, Center for Biophysical Characterization and a Core for Mass Spectrometry (htps://www.umass.edu/ials/core-facilities). Growth chamber facilities for plant growth are also housed in the building. The lab participates in Plant Biology (htps://gpls.cns.umass.edu/pb) and Molecular and Cellular Biology (htps://gpls.cns.umass.edu/mcb/research) Interdepartmental Programs that host seminar speakers, retreats and symposia.

UMass Amherst is located in rural western Massachusets about 2 hours west of Boston and 3 hours from NY City by car. NY City, Washington DC and Philadelphia are readily accessible by train. The Amherst area is known for great hiking and extensive conservation areas, local farms and produce, many music venues, local fairs and festivals, early American history and diverse cultural opportunities due to the presence of UMass and four liberal arts colleges (Amherst College, Mt. Holyoke, Smith College, Hampshire College). htps://www.amherstma.gov

Contrato de Formación de Personal Investigador (FPI) Grupo de Biología Molecular y Biotecnología Instituto Andaluz de Biotecnología Universidad de Málaga

Se ofrece un contrato FPI con una duración de 4 años para realizar la Tesis Doctoral en el grupo “Biología Molecular y Biotecnología” perteneciente al Instituto Andaluz de Biotecnología. El contrato está asociado al proyecto de la Agencia Estatal de Investigación cuyo título es “METABOLISMO DEL NITROGENO Y PRODUCCION DE BIOMASA EN PLANTAS DE INTERES FORESTAL: IMPLICACIONES EN BIOECONOMIA” (referencia PID2021-125040OB-I00).

Podrán optar a esta ayuda los candidatos que se encuentren en posesión de un título universitario para realizar estudios oficiales de doctorado en el Programa de Doctorado en Biología Celular y Molecular de la Universidad de Málaga (https://www.uma.es/doctorado-bcm/). Este programa se seleccionó como programa de Doctorado de Calidad por el Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia en 1994, y desde entonces ha sido reconocido como tal y recibió la "Mención hacia la Excelencia" en la última evaluación realizada (BOE 20 de octubre de 2011). El doctorando se integrará en un equipo con amplia experiencia en la formación de investigadores a nivel posdoctoral, predoctoral y de posgrado. Dado que el grupo de investigación está en estrecho contacto con equipos nacionales e internacionales, el alumno tendrá la posibilidad de una formación científico-tecnológica interdisciplinar y se introducirá en los hábitos de colaboración científica. El alumno tendrá la oportunidad de formarse en Genómica y Biotecnología de plantas leñosas, línea de investigación con gran potencial de aplicación en bioeconomía.

Interesados deben enviar carta de motivación y dos cartas de referencia a
Prof. Francisco M. Cánovas (cánovas@uma.es)
Departamento de Biología Molecular y Bioquímica, Universidad de Málaga

GENETIC RESOURCES OF VICIA SATIVA FOR A SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE- PID2021-122138OR-I00

The Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP, UPM-INIA/CSIC), a Centre of Excellence Severo Ochoa, offers 1 PhD student position for young, motivated scientists. These PhD student positions are funded by the FPI program from the Spanish Research Agency and aim to incorporate talented doctoral students that will be supported by a 4-year contract.


WHAT DO WE OFFER:

CBGP offers modern and fully equipped facilities to carry out state of the art research in plant molecular biology and agronomic science and a unique, stimulating work environment. Researchers enrolled under the frame of this FPI Program will be hired as PhD student’s researchers at the CBGP and if they complete their Ph.D. in three years, they will be funded for a period of 1 year as Postdoctoral researchers.

Please send your CV and a motivation letter with an indication of the chosen research topic and the corresponding code in the title of the email to ramirez.elena@inia.csic.es  or humanresources.cbgp@upm.es.

Project summary: General losses in production due to climate change and associated drought is one of the main problems faced by current crops, including legumes. Legumes are the main source of vegetable protein for human food and livestock feed but are also relevant for their nitrogen fixation capacity. Symbiotic systems in legumes reduce nitrogen fertilization in crops, thus diminishing the inputs of chemical fertilizers into the environment, making these crops relevant in sustainable agriculture. This project proposes the use of natural variation of genetic resources from genebanks to improve agriculture production by selecting and characterizing local varieties (V. sativa, as model and other legumes) more tolerant to drought, and more efficient in nitrogen fixation with increased crop production.  For this achievement we will use transcriptomic methods to identify new genes involved in response to drought, dissect the impact of nodulation on drought tolerance and analyze the role of root architecture on nodulation ability, nitrogen fixation and water deficit.

Profile: Candidate should hold a bachelor’s and master’s degree in biology, biotechnology, microbiology, or related disciplines that allows them to be admitted to the PhD program.

Principal Investigator: Elena Ramírez Parra

Web: Phenotypic and molecular analysis of crop natural variation in legumes

ABOUT CENTRO DE BIOTECNOLOGÍA Y GENÓMICA DE PLANTAS (CBGP, UPM-INIA/CSIC)

The Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP, UPM-INIA/CSIC) is a joint research centre of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and the Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), recently integrated as National Centre in the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). Since 2017 CBGP is a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence and has been recently awarded a new SO accreditation for the period 2022-2025. The strategic objectives of CBGP are the generation of fundamental knowledge on the genetic and molecular bases of key biological and physiological processes in plants and plant-interacting organisms, and on genomics of plants and plant-interacting organisms. The Centre also aims to develop new Computational Biology technologies for the functional analysis of plants/microorganisms. CBGP has attracted many talented scientists since its foundation, including tenure-track positions, ERC Starting Grants, as well as CM Atracción de Talento, Beatriz Galindo and Ramon y Cajal researchers.


UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA. PROYECTO FINANCIADO POR EL MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACIÓN.

La Dra. Asunción Morte Gómez (de la Universidad de Murcia) está buscando candidat@s con el título de Doctor desde hace al menos 2 años para pedir la beca de la Caixa https://www.becas.com/fundacion-la-caixa/becas-posdoctorado-junior-leader-retaining, y trabajar en la Universidad de Murcia, en el proyecto titulado "Mecanismos de nutrición y reproducción implicados en la fructificación de las trufas del desierto" (ref. PID2020-115210RB-I00), financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.

L@s posibles interesad@s deben contactar con ella para más información:

Asunción Morte (amorte@um.es, tel. 868887146).

OFERTA DE CONTRATO PARA TESIS DOCTORAL

Se ofrece un contrato predoctoral, con una duración máxima de 4 años, para la realización de una tesis doctoral en el grupo 'Señalización de Estrés Ambiental en Plantas', en el IBVF (CSIC-USE). El contrato laboral estará asociado al proyecto PDI2021-126863NB,  financiado por la Agencia Estatal de Investigación, para el estudio de la 'Nutrición de potasio en plantas: regulación de la adquisición por raíces y reserva  en vacuolas'. En concreto se estudiarán las relaciones estructura-función y la regulación de transportadores de potasio sitos en la membranas plasmática y vacuolar de la planta modelo Arabidopsis thaliana,  mediante técnicas bioquímicas, electrofisiológicas, de biología estructural y genética  molecular.

En la fecha en la que se publique la convocatoria en el BOE (finales de 2022) las personas candidatas deberán estar admitidas en un programa de doctorado para el  curso 2022/2023, o en disposición de estarlo en la fecha en la que se formalice del contrato.

Los criterios de evaluación de las personas candidatasserán:

  • (a) trayectoria académica y profesional.
  • (b) adecuación a las actividades de investigación a desarrollar.

Los interesados pueden dirigirse a:

Prof. José Manuel Pardo
Inst. de Bioquímica Vegetal y Fotosíntesis
e-mail: jose.pardo@csic.es
Tel.: 954489602

Se  recomienda el envío de una carta de motivación y carta(s) de referencias.

Sevilla, 5 de septiembre de 2022

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