04/07/2017

PhD scholarships in Plant Molecular Biology

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    10/09/2017 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Poland › Warsaw
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2017
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020

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 team.swiezewski@gmail.com 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

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

Master degree or equivalent.

Work location(s)
4 position(s) available at
Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
Poland
Warsaw
02-106
Pawinskiego 5a

EURAXESS offer ID: 230289