Postdoctoral Researcher in Targeted Mutagenesis of Cereals, 2018, Leibniz Institute, Gatersleben, Germany


June 30, 2018


Opportunity Cover Image - Postdoctoral Researcher in Targeted Mutagenesis of Cereals, 2018, Leibniz Institute, Gatersleben, Germany

Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) is looking for a candidate

The scientific interest of the research group Plant Reproductive Biology is focussed on plant developmental processes which are related to the recombination of genetic information. Processes such as gametophyte development, fertilization as well as embryogenesis and seed development constitute the main subjects of investigation and manipulation.

Therefore the institute is seeking a talented and highly motivated


to participate in a BMBF funded project aiming in the development of new methods for targeted allele exchange in cereals using designer endonucleases as for example Cas9.

Your tasks:

  • You are responsible for the development of efficient and reliable protocols for DNA-free allele exchange in barley and wheat
  • You compare and execute different commercially available endonucleases
  • You will modify plant-based repair processes by pharmacological or transgenic approaches

Your qualifications and skills:

  • You have a PhD or equivalent degree in biology, agriculture or any related field
  • You have a strong background in targeted mutagenesis
  • You have advanced tissue culture experience
  • You are familiar with diverse gene transfer methods

You fit the institute:

  • You want to work in a world-class research center with state-of-the-art facilities and scientists from all over the world
  • You have the ability to work independently, but also show a strong team spirit
  • You have a passion for tissue culture
  • You want to use your creativity to succeed

The institute offers you:

  • an interdisciplinary research environment in microscopy / nanoscopy
  • a friendly and productive working atmosphere
  • a project-based postdoc position, which is limited for two years and starting as soon as possible
  • a gross salary up to E13 TV-L

If you need further information feel free to contact Dr. Hensel (hensel(at) Tel.: +49 (0)39482 5543.

What you need to know:

For us, your qualifications and strengths count. Therefore, everyone - independent from gender, origin, age, or possible disability - is welcome. The IPK is striving to increase the proportion of women in sectors where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. As an institution which has been awarded the Certificate for Career and Family (“berufundfamilie”), we offer family-friendly working conditions and flexible working hours. The IPK has set a goal to employ more people with disabilities. Qualified applicants with a disability will be given preference.

Your application:

Send your online-application ( until 30th of June, 2018. If you have questions or require more information, please do contact Ms. Jacobi (jobs(at)  

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June 20, 2018
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