2 year Postdoctoral Researcher Position, IGZ, Germany

Postdoctoral Researcher - Germany

2-year Postdoctoral Researcher Position: Join the Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) in Großbeeren, Germany, and be part of cutting-edge research in plant heat stress adaptation. As a Postdoctoral Researcher, you will investigate the molecular mechanisms behind plant developmental adaptations to temperature stresses, contributing to the development of climate-resilient crops. This is an exciting opportunity for researchers with a passion for plant biology and molecular biology.

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Plant Heat Stress Adaptation

Location: 14979 Großbeeren | Deutschland


  • Ph.D. in plant biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or genetics
  • Experience in developing and implementing temperature response studies
  • Knowledge and experience in cloning, ChIP-seq, and transcriptional regulation assays
  • Experience with Arabidopsis and/or tomato plants
  • Proficiency in English (both oral and written)
  • Strong sense of responsibility, accuracy, and prioritization
  • Readiness to work in an international environment

Job Description:

Postdoctoral Researcher (f,m,div) in Plant Heat Stress Adaptation – Refrence Number 25/2023/1

As a Postdoctoral Researcher in plant heat stress adaptation, you will be part of the “Stress and Developmental Integration” research group. Your responsibilities include:

  • Designing assays to analyze gene expression dynamics in response to temperature
  • Identifying transcriptional regulatory networks for heat stress in the shoot apical meristem
  • Collaborating with team members to analyze experimental datasets
  • Writing scientific publications and presenting results to an international audience

How to Apply: To apply, please send the following documents in PDF format to bewerbung@igzev.de by 15.10.2023:

  • Motivation letter explaining your interest in the topic
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Names of two references
  • Copies of academic certificates
  • Earliest possible starting date

Last Date for Apply: 15.10.2023

We Offer:

  • The opportunity to work on a cutting-edge research project in plant science
  • An attractive workplace with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment near Potsdam and Berlin
  • A pleasant and appreciative working atmosphere
  • Flexible and family-friendly working time models, with the possibility of mobile working (up to 50% of working time)
  • Subsidy for the company ticket for local public transport or the Germany ticket

For more information about IGZ, please visit www.igzev.de. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Justyna Olas-Apelt at (+49(0)33701 78 244; olas@igzev.de).

We value work-life balance and are committed to equal opportunities. Applicants with disabilities will receive preference if qualifications are equal. IGZ embraces diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or ethnic origin.



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