The Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen offers a 2-year post doctoral position in population genetics of potato late blight (Phytophthora infestans). The position starts September 2013 or soon thereafter and is funded through a research grant ("BioMark") from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The project will provide biological knowledge on population genetics of Potato late blight Phytophthora infestans) in Denmark in order to offer a genetically based risk assessment of the disease. The risk assessment will include fungicide resistance, virulence etc. and will be PCR based. The work will focus on sequence and micro satellite data analyses to develop genetic markers that will detect epidemiological characteristics of the population
Post: post doc.
We search a highly motivated individual with a recent PhD degree in mycology, plant pathology or similar. The candidate should have a good knowledge of statistics and computational skills. A documented experience in molecular biological lab work as well as mycology (Oomycota) and plant pathology is required. We also expect that you have experience in DNA extraction, primer design, PCR, and bioinformatic analyses. Fluency in spoken and written English is a strong requirement. The employment will be from September 1st 2013.
Information on Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen can be found at 1.bio.ku.dk/english. Additional information regarding the position may be obtained from Professor Søren Rosendahl, email@example.com
Terms of appointment
and payment in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual Postdocs salary is based on seniority and is currently between 381.840 kr. and 402.036 kr. plus pension contribution with the possibility of salary negotiation.
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY ONLINE. Please note that the materials that should be considered in the assessment must be attached the application form you will find by using the link below.
Please include in the following order:
A letter motivating the application (i.e. cover letter)
Curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications
Two letters of recommendation
Other relevant material that you consider important for the evaluation process
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Application deadline is 24 July 2013.
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