PhD candidate (m/f/d) in the molecular biosciences

The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB), a member of the Leibniz Association and foundation under public law, is an international research institute located on the Weinberg Campus of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany. The Department of Molecular Signal Processing invites applications to fill the position of a

 

PhD candidate (m/f/d)

 

in the molecular biosciences with a focus on early signalling events in plant root endosymbioses.

 

The project

A tightly regulated nutrient homeostasis is vital for every cell. Plants have evolved elaborate systems to sense and signal extracellular and intracellular e.g. phosphate and nitrogen levels and to regulate cellular nutrient concentrations. Most land plants establish Arbuscular Mycorrhiza (AM) with phosphate-acquiring fungi, and selected members of the Fabales, Fagales, Cucurbitales and Rosales engage in root nodule symbiosis with diazotrophic bacteria. While many genes involved in symbiont perception and subsequent genetic reprogramming have been identified and well characterized, the signaling events that take place between the plasma membrane and the nucleus during the establishment of a successful symbiosis and the signaling hubs connecting symbiosis with nutrient homeostasis remain largely obscure.To shed light on this, we will employ biochemical, genetic, and cell biology approaches and focus on the role of (PP)-InsP ligands and putative precursors during symbiosis and nutrient homeostasis in L. japonicus to illuminate the interplay of these different plant strategies to overcome nutrient limitations.

 

Your profile

Candidates (m/f/d) must hold a Diploma or Master’s degree in biology, biochemistry, or in a closely related field with research training and experience in one of the following areas: plant molecular biology/genetics, plant cell biology/physiology or protein biochemistry/structural biology. Basic knowledge in plant-microbe interactions would be highly appreciated.

 

Our offer

We offer an institute-funded position in a small and enthusiastic team, embedded in a multinational, interdisciplinary, and highly stimulating scientific environment. The IPB is a top-notch research institute focussed on plant biochemistry. State-of-the-art equipment and exceptional expertise provide an ideal set-up to conduct the proposed research and perfectly match the requirements of the project. The appointment will be for three years. Salary and social/health benefits will be based on German law (public employees, TV-L E13, 65 %). We foster your career development by providing qualification and training opportunities in the frame of our doctoral training program and the Leibniz Research School PlantBioChem. Please, contact Dr. Martina Ried for additional information (mried@ipb-halle.de; Phone: 0049 (0) 345 5582 1220).

 

Interested?

Don’t hesitate, we look forward to receiving your application!  Send a cover letter describing research accomplishments and interests, a CV (including publications), contact details of two referees, and copies of educational transcripts as a single PDF file quoting reference number 19/2021 to bewerbungen@ipb-halle.de. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

 

Please notice our data protection information for applicants (m/f/d) according to Article 13 and 14 GDPR concerning data protection processing in the application process: https://www.ipb-halle.de/en/career/data-protection-information-for-applicants/

 

The successful applicant (m/f/d) with a degree that was not obtained at a German university must submit a certificate assessment for foreign university qualifications (Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications) from the Central Office for Foreign Education (https://www.kmk.org/zab/central-office-for-foreign-education).

 

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Biologisch-Technische*n Assistenten*in (m/w/d) oder Biologielaboranten*in (m/w/d) bzw. Chemisch-Technische*n Assistenten*in (m/w/d) oder Chemielaboranten*in (m/w/d).

Das Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzenbiochemie (IPB) ist eine außeruniversitäre Forschungseinrichtung am Weinberg-Campus in Halle (Saale). Das IPB ist Mitglied der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft und untersteht als öffentlich-rechtliche Stiftung dem Schutz und der Aufsicht des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt.

Die Abteilung Natur- und Wirkstoffchemie sucht zum 01.03.2022, befristet für 1 Jahr (Elternzeitvertretung), eine*n

 

Biologisch-Technische*n Assistenten*in (m/w/d) oder

Biologielaboranten*in (m/w/d) bzw.

Chemisch-Technische*n Assistenten*in (m/w/d) oder

Chemielaboranten*in (m/w/d).

 

Arbeitsaufgaben:

  • Allgemeine Laborarbeiten und Labororganisation (z. B. Herstellung von Lösungen und Reagenzien, Bestellwesen, Gerätewartung, Dokumentation und Präsentation)
  • Unterstützung bei der Probenvorbereitung für die Analyse mittels HPLC, GC und Massenspektrometrie
  • Durchführung von Analysen mittels HPLC, GC und Massenspektrometrie sowie Datenauswertung
  • Präparative Reinigung von Extrakten und Syntheserohprodukten mittels HPLC

 

Voraussetzungen:

  • Abgeschlossene Berufsausbildung zum/r Chemisch- bzw. Biologisch-Technischen Assistenten/in bzw. zum/r Chemie- bzw. Biologielaboranten/in oder eine vergleichbare Qualifikation
  • Erfahrung mit HPLC und wenn möglich Massenspektrometrie
  • Gute organisatorische und kommunikative Fähigkeiten in einem teilweise international geprägten Arbeitsumfeld
  • Gute Kenntnisse der englischen Sprache in Wort und möglichst Schrift

 

Die Abteilung Natur- und Wirkstoffchemie bietet ein kreatives und internationales Umfeld, weshalb Kenntnisse der englischen Sprache von Vorteil sind. Informationen über die Abteilung und das IPB finden Sie auf der Homepage: www.ipb-halle.de. Ebenfalls möchten wir auf das dort platzierte Video über das Institut hinweisen.

Die Vergütung und Sozialleistungen erfolgen nach dem Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst der Länder (TV-L).

  • Informationen über das IPB finden Sie auf der Homepage: ipb-halle.de. Für weitere Auskünfte wenden Sie sich bitte an Frau Annegret Laub: Telefon: 0345 5582-1350, E‑Mail: Annegret.Laub@ipb-halle.de.

Bitte schicken Sie Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen unter Angabe der Kennziffer 17/2021 bis zum 15.12.2021 an bewerbungen@ipb-halle.de (als eine PDF-Datei).

 

Bitte beachten Sie die Datenschutzhinweise für Bewerber (m/w/d) gem. Art. 13 und 14 DSGVO zur Datenverarbeitung im Bewerbungsverfahren unter folgendem Link:

https://www.ipb-halle.de/karriere/datenschutzhinweise-fuer-bewerber/

 

Die/der erfolgreiche Bewerber*in mit einem Abschluss der nicht an einer deutschen Hochschule erworben wurde, muss zum Nachweis der Gleichwertigkeit eine Zeugnisbewertung für ausländische Hochschulqualifikationen (Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications) der Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen

(https://www.kmk.org/zab/zentralstelle-fuer-auslaendisches-bildungswesen.html) vorlegen.

 

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PhD student (m/f/d) in Plant Biochemistry

The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry in Halle (Saale), a research institute of the Leibniz Association, is offering a three-year position in the frame of a DFG-funded project for a

 

PhD student (m/f/d) in Plant Biochemistry

 

at the Department of Molecular Signal Processing within the research group “Nutrient Sensing”.

 

We are looking for a creative, curious and enthusiastic candidate to join our team and contribute to our understanding of phosphate (Pi) limitation induced ER stress in Arabidopsis root tips. The project is based on our previous data (see Naumann et al. 2019, Plant Physiology 179, 460-476; Naumann et al. 2021, bioRxiv) and will focus on the role of the autophagic pathway in the local Pi response mediated by the PDR2-LPR1 module. To shed light on the interplay of Pi-sensing and ER stress-derived autophagy, we will employ modern biochemical, genetic, and cell biology approaches.

 

The successful candidate must hold a Diploma or Master’s degree in biochemistry or biology or a closely related field and is supposed to have a solid command of English communications skills (both spoken and written). Applicants should have a strong background in one of the following fields: molecular biology, biochemistry, structural biology or cell biology. Basic knowledge in plant biochemistry would be highly appreciated.

 

The IPB is an international research institute located on the Weinberg-Campus of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and provides state-of-the-art facilities for research in plant biochemistry/proteomics, cell biology/imaging, and natural products chemistry/metabolomics. The Department of Molecular Signal Processing offers a multinational, interdisciplinary, and highly stimulating scientific environment. Information about the research group and the IPB can be found on the homepage: www.ipb-halle.de.

 

Please, contact Dr. Christin Naumann for additional information (christin.naumann@ipb-halle.de; Phone: 0049 (0) 345 5582 1220).

 

Salary and excellent benefits (social and health insurance) will be based on German laws for employees in the public sector (TV-L E13, 65%).

 

Applications must include a cover letter describing research accomplishments and interests, a CV plus publication list, and contact details of 2 referees. Please send your complete application documents including the reference number 15/2021 exclusively by email to bewerbungen@ipb-halle.de.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Please notice our data protection information for applicants (m/f/d) according to Article 13 and 14 GDPR concerning data protection processing in the application process:

https://www.ipb-halle.de/en/career/data-protection-information-for-applicants/

 

The successful applicant with a degree that was not obtained at a German university must submit a certificate assessment for foreign university qualifications (Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications) from the Central Office for Foreign Education (https://www.kmk.org/zab/central-office-for-foreign-education).

 

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Independent Junior Research Group Leader (m/f/d)

The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) at Halle (Saale), Germany, invites applications to fill the position of

 

Independent Junior Research Group Leader (m/f/d)

 

Productive candidates with postdoctoral (international) experience will have to demonstrate their potential to develop a vigorous and competitive research program on important contemporary problems in plant biology/chemistry at the molecular, biochemical or systems level.

 

The IPB is an international research institute of about 200 employees and located on the Weinberg Campus of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Its research theme focuses on the chemical diversity, metabolism, molecular action, and biological roles of plant and fungal natural products, with an emphasis on specialized metabolites, signaling molecules as well as on the underlying gene and protein regulatory networks. The IPB provides excellent research facilities and offers a stimulating academic environment fostering multidisciplinary approaches to the analysis of gene and protein function, structure and activity of natural products, biomolecular and organismic interactions, as well as state-of-the-art technologies for organic chemistry and biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, metabolic profiling and proteomics. Additional information is available at http://www.ipb-halle.de.

 

The appointment will be initially for 3 years with the possibility of a 3-year extension upon positive mid-term evaluation plus, if necessary, a max. 2-year bridge funding. Compensation will be according to TV-L, E14 or E15, depending on prior professional experience. The IPB provides equipped laboratory space, annual funds for consumables, and salaries for one postdoctoral researcher and one technical assistant. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a dynamic and growing research group by attracting extramural funds. Anticipated start date: Summer 2022 (negotiable).

 

Applicants with a strong record of high-quality publications in reputed journals should submit a letter describing their research accomplishments and future research interests (no more than 5 pages), Curriculum Vitae, publication list, and contact information of three scientists for references. Please, send your application till January 10, 2022 quoting reference number 14/2021 as a single pdf document to bewerbungen@ipb-halle.de.

 

For additional information, please contact Prof. Steffen Abel (sabel@ipb-halle.de or +49 345 5582 1200). The IPB is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a family-friendly working environment.

 

Please note the data protection information for applicants in accordance with Art. 13 and 14 GDPR on data processing in the application process under the following link:

https://www.ipb-halle.de/en/career/data-protection-information-for-applicants/

 

The successful applicant with a degree that was not obtained at a German university must submit a certificate assessment for foreign university qualifications (Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications) from the Central Office for Foreign Education (https://www.kmk.org/zab/central-office-for-foreign-education).

 

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