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Assistant Professor of Applied Plant Biotechnology

Assistant Professor of Applied Plant Biotechnology
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

The department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN) at University of Copenhagen is seeking a skilled and dedicated Assistant Professor with experience in translational plant science within agricultural and horticultural crops. You will join an international team of scientists and work in a highly dynamic research environment. Your research will cover areas spanning from plant genetics, physiology, molecular biology, microbiology to transcriptomics and bioinformatics. You will facilitate the transfer of knowledge from advanced molecular approaches to understanding of physiological functions at the organismal level of plants. Your work will be conducted in non-model plant species covering agricultural and horticultural crops.

As Assistant Professor you will be involved with and/or responsible for:

You will work on plant responses to biotic and abiotic stress. The goal is to identify molecular factors, understand their mode of action and implement these targets in relevant breeding strategies. You are skilled in work with complex signaling pathways, screening assays and handling of transcriptome data analysis. We expect a researcher with an international publication records within the field of molecular biology, plant science and biotechnology.

We are seeking applications from researchers with formalized teaching skills as obtained in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Universitetspædagogikum) or equivalent courses, documented teaching experience and several years of post doc experience in hands-on work with non-model plants. Experience with collaborations with researchers from other universities and industrial partners is expected.

The assistant professor’s duties will primarily comprise research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication, research-based teaching and supervision of bachelor and master students. The post may also include performance of other duties to a limited extend.

Qualification requirements
We expect you to be a highly motivated and very ambitious scientist and prefer applicants with the following competencies: 

  • PhD in agronomy, biology, plant science or other relevant area
  • Professional competencies within advanced plant physiology and molecular biology
  • Knowledge and skills within plant biotechnology, especially qPCR, RNAseq and bioinformatics
  • Ability to independently plan and conduct experiments and perform data analysis. 
  • Experience with industry collaboration projects
  • Due to teaching obligations at bachelor and master level, good communication skills in English and Danish are required

Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Renate Müller, e-mail ren@plen.ku.dk telephone 35337875.

The position is open from 1 July 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The employment period is 18 month.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 413.717 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 70.746). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 30 May 2017, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kontakt

Renate Müller
E-mail: ren@plen.ku.dk

Info

Ansøgningsfrist: 30-05-2017
Ansættelsesform: Tidsbegrænset periode
Ansættelsesdato: 01-07-2017
Afdeling/Sted: Institut for Plante- og Miljøvidenskab

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