ORGANISATION/COMPANYInstitute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciences › Biology
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE10/09/2017 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONPoland › Warsaw
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/10/2017
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020
4x PhD positions on novel gene expression regulatory mechanisms in plants.
Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics PAS is looking for candidates for four PhD position starting on 1 of October or as soon as possible thereafter.
Szymon Swiezewski laboratory is interested in studying different aspects of seed dormancy regulator DOG1 gene, with an emphasis on novel gene expression regulatory mechanisms in plants. Our work has already helped to understand some of DOG1 expression regulatory mechanisms.
We have characterized a non-protein coding antisense transcript at DOG1 locus that controls seed dormancy and acts in cis (1). We also discovered a SWI/SNF based regulatory mechanism operating at 3’ end of genes (2). Our work has led to description of a tight
coupling between splicing and transcription at DOG1 and genome-wide in Arabidopsis (3).
The positions are for 4 years with a possible extension for one year as part of a PhD program at Warsaw School of Molecular Biology at IBB. The successful candidates will explore the molecular mechanism underlying the proposed splicing induced transcriptional elongation checkpoint at alternative splice sites in Arabidopsis, as well as investigate antisense transcription in plants as a sensing mechanism for external environment in plants.
Two positions are offered in a project that will explore the molecular mechanism underlying the proposed splicing induced transcriptional elongation checkpoint at alternative splice sites in Arabidopsis. Two additional positions are offered in a project that will investigate antisense transcription in plants as a sensing mechanism for external environment in plants.
Deadline for application 10 of September 2017
We are seeking enthusiastic candidates, no specific expertise in RNA/chromatin/NGS is required but will be an advantage; please apply by submitting your application, including CV and a motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org more information on the projects, including requirements can be found at http://ibb.waw.pl/~team.swiezewski/recruitment.html
1 Archacki, et al., Swiezewski. NAR. 2017
2 Fedak, Palusinska, et al., Swiezewski. PNAS 2016
3 Dolata J, Guo Y, et al., Swiezewski. EMBO J. 2015
EURAXESS offer ID: 230289