Postdoctoral Plant Biology in Potsdam, Germany.

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Position

in Quantitative Genetics, to work on projects related to the analysis of variation in growth and metabolism in Arabidopsis and crop plants. The position offers the possibility to apply quantitative genetics in an interdisciplinary environment. We are investigating phenotypic variations in metabolism in large populations of inbreds and accessions/cultivars, using robotised methods to analyse enzyme activities and metabolites. The institute has a large number of bioinformaticians and modellers, and is one of the BMBF-funded Systems Biology Centres in Germany.

The candidate should have a PhD in Plant Biology, Genetics or Mathematics. The position requires experience in the creation and genotyping of plant populations, in experimental design, and in statistical analysis. Experience in the analysis of population structure and association mapping is desirable. The position is funded initially for 30 months.

For further information contact Prof Mark Stitt (Phone: +49-(0)331 567 8100, mail: mstitt@mpimp-golm.mpg.de or visit http://www.mpimp-golm.mpg.de).

Applications including CV, list of publications and letters of recommendation from two referees should be sent by the 3. April 2008 to:

Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie
Personalverwaltung Wissenschaftspark Golm,
Am Mühlenberg 1,
14476 Potsdam

Link: http://www-en.mpimp-golm.mpg.de/08-jobOffers/1108_WMStitt/index.html