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Funded 4-year PhD position - Future proofing crops by dissecting the crosstalk between abiotic and biotic stresses in Arabidopsis and a model crop

   Department of Biology

   Wednesday, September 29, 2021  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

One 4-year Ph.D. position is available in the group of Dr. Emmanuelle Graciet (E. Graciet webpage) in the Department of Biology at Maynooth University (Republic of Ireland; EU). The Graciet research group and the Biology Department at Maynooth University offer excellent research conditions with state-of-the-art infrastructure in a highly dynamic and collegial environment, which will allow the PhD candidate to develop as an independent scientist.

The PhD project:

The Ph.D. project will focus on elucidating molecular and biochemical mechanisms underlying the crosstalk and trade-offs between plant and crop responses to abiotic and biotic stresses, while also identifying crops with increased resilience to stresses. This exciting research project will thus contribute to mitigating the effects of global climate change on crop production, while unraveling fundamental molecular mechanisms in plant immunity. Through this research project, the Ph.D. candidate will have the opportunity to develop expertise in different areas of research and a wide range of techniques.

The ideal candidate:

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong background and interest in any of the following areas: plant science, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, plant immunity and/or crop improvement. The ideal candidate should be able to work independently, but yet enjoy working in a team. Applicants must hold a B.Sc. or M.Sc.

The ideal start date for this position is November 1, 2021. The tax-free salary is €18,500 per year.

Please send a detailed CV and contact details of two references to before September 29, 2021.

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