Institute for Plant Physiology of the Justus Liebig University Giessen is offering PhD position in Phytochrome structure/function.
The aim of the project is to derive an understanding of the functional mechanism underlying photoconversion and signal activation in the phytochrome family of photoreceptors.
The University of Giessen is a modern university with over 400 years of history. It has around 28,000 students and is well prepared for the future.
Course Level: This position is available for pursuing PhD programme.
Study Subject: PhD position is awarded in the project of Phytochrome structure/function.
Scholarship Award: The successful candidate will work with Dr. Soshi Nagano to create appropriate derivatives of both prokaryotic as well as plant phytochromes for crystallisation and structural determination at the atomic level. The work will include visits to various international research facilities and extensive personal interactions with other members of the Berlin Sfb.
Number of Awards: Not Known
Scholarship can be taken in Germany
Eligibility: The candidate should have graduated in biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field. Experience in protein biochemistry and/or physicochemical analysis of protein structure/function or would be an advantage. Proficiency in written and spoken English and ability to work constructively in a multinational, interdisciplinary team is important. Applications from women and disabled persons are especially welcome.
Nationality: International students are eligible to apply.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have graduate degree.
English Language Requirements: Good knowledge in spoken and written English is a requirement.
How to Apply: If you are interested, please apply immediately by e-mail including a tabular CV: Professor Jon Hughes, Plant Physiology, JLU Giessen, Germany ([email protected]).
Application Deadline: Studentships application deadline is August 7, 2017.