Seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher (CSRS-2007)(Environmental Response Research Unit)

    RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
    Biological sciences
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    15/10/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Kanagawa
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Environmental Response Research Unit
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
(Unit Leader: Ryoung Shin)

[Research Field]
Our unit performs the following scientific researches.

1.Dissection of signaling cascades in plant response to potassium
Our unit aims to elucidate the components of plant potassium sensing and deficiency signaling in Arabidopsis using various approaches.
2.Characterization of potassium/sodium channels in various systems
Potassium and sodium have similar chemical property that belong to alkali I metal group. In order to understand how seaweeds but not land plants survive in salt water, we are studying differences of sodium channels and potassium channels between algae and dicotyledonous land plants.
3.Development of new methods for radiocesium remediation and analyses of regulatory components for phytoremediation
In order to develop efficient phytoremediation system for radioactive cesium in Fukushima area, we aim to develop plants which selectively and more (less) efficiently absorb cesium from contaminated soil. In addition, chemical screenings to elucidate the chemicals which affect cesium uptake in plants has been conducted. From the results obtained, the regulatory components of cesium uptake in plants are being studied.
4.Development of abiotic stresses tolerance plants
Abiotic stresses including nutrient deficiency and salt stress result in huge loss of plant growth and crop production. As solving these problems, we aim to develop the abiotic stresses tolerance plants using various approaches including molecular, physiological, and chemical approaches.

Note:For more details about the lab, please refer to the Job posting URL
Environmental Response Research Unit website

[Job title and Job description]
Job title, available positions:
Postdoctoral Researcher* ,two positions

*Postdoctoral Researcher is defined as those with a doctoral degree of 5 years or less.

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated and capable postdoctoral researcher to investigate environmental stress using molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry and reverse genetics in Arabidopsis and marine algae.

Postdoctoral Researcher: Carries out research and other work in accordance with unit's research themes under the mentorship and training of supervisors.

[Work location]
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (Yokohama Campus)
1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa 230-0045, Japan

[Start of Employment]
Earliest date possible (negotiable)

Potassium,Cesium,Transporter and ion channel,Abiotic stress tolerance,Phytoremediation

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EURAXESS offer ID: 572359
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