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Posted by Guillaume Bauchet (curator) on 2018-06-21 08:17:07
Postdoctoral position in “ Epigenetic versus Genetic and Variation in Fungal
Symbionts and How it Affects Plant Growth (Uni. Lausanne, Switzerland)

Job Description:
A position is available in the Sanders' group to study the role
of epigenetic versus genetic variation in mycorrhizal fungi on plant growth. Our
research indicates that variation in mycorrhizal fungi is associated with large
differences in plant growth. We will study this in more detail to find out which
aspects of genetic or epigenetic variation in these fungi causes high growth rates
in plants (especially cassava).
It is intended that the results of this project will be combined with research in the
field where our work is leading to real solutions to increase production of food in
areas of the world where starvation is a major problem. More information about
our work can be found at

The project is part of a wider collaboration between the University of Lausanne,
Dr Marco Pagni at the Vital-IT center of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
and Prof. Alia Rodriguez at the National University of Colombia.
Your skills and qualifications: Candidates must be highly motivated, have a
PhD (or expect to have very soon), and have knowledge in one or more of the
following fields: genetics; plant or fungal molecular biology; epigenetics;
quantitative or population genetics. Sound knowledge of bioinformatics would be
an advantage and an interest in solving problems in an analytical way. The
successful candidate should also have good interpersonal skills and an ability to
work well in a team.

Job information:
The position is available as soon as possible and is initially for
1 year (100% contract), renewable for a maximum of 4 more years (depending
on the number of years since your PhD). Preference will be given to someone
who recently obtained a PhD.

Most of the postdoc’s time will be dedicated to research, but a contribution to
teaching is expected, including the possibility of supervising master students.
Formally, the contract stipulates :
70% Personal research, 25% Participation to teachning activities, 5%
Maintenance of lab equipment or other institutional tasks
Applications: To apply you must upload a CV and motivation letter in English,
including the names of 2-3 referees, to the University of Lausanne job portal at:

Applications must be received not later than 19th July 2018. Informal enquiries
may be made by email to

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