The Marquardt lab at CPSC is offering postdoc positions starting as early as 1st September 2021.
Summary of lab research focus
The Marquardt lab is interested in the functional significance of non-coding DNA sequences of genomes. Our primary focus is on how long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) transcription regulates nearby gene expression (1-5). We uncovered organismal benefits of lncRNAs, for example during the response of plants to changing temperature (1-2), or the maintenance of yeast mitochondrial DNA (3).
Summary of postdoc positions in Computational & RNA Biotechnology
The postdocs will address the biotechnological potential of lncRNA to improve cold tolerance. The project combines genome-wide analyses of transcription, mechanistic dissection in Arabidopsis, and translational research (in cassava and tomato). The project builds on the Arabidopsis lncRNA SVALKA during cold-acclimation (2), and short-proximal RNAs (sppRNAs) linked to plant gene expression during cold (1).
We welcome expertise in the research areas of genomics, RNA biotechnology and epigenetics. Characteristics of successful applicants are enthusiasm for the research topic, scientific excellence, “can-do-attitude” and a desire to succeed. New team members should ideally have strengths in:
– cutting-edge genomics data generation and analyses using R/python (1-5);
– molecular biology and plant genetic engineering;
Please use your cover letter to clarify how you envision making strong contributions to this effort as part of our team.
Application: Send cover letter and CV in a single .pdf document to email@example.com .
Informal inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Deadline: Review of applications starts 25th June 2021 until positions are filled.
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