A PhD position is available in the group of Didier Reinhardt at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). They are looking for a motivated young researcher with an interest in symbiotic plant-microbe interactions, and with a strong background in molecular biology. The successful candidate will explore the function of lipochitooligosaccharides (LCO) and their degradation products in the symbiosis with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and rhizobia. We will employ forward and reverse genetic tools to explore the function of LCO-metabolizing enzymes and transporters in symbiosis. A key target will be the identification of LCO-derived signaling molecules and their role in symbiotic specificity, attenuation of defense in the host, and longterm compatibility between the symbiotic partners.
Candidates should hold a master degree and have a solid background in basic molecular techniques, ideally including vector design and preparation, and plant transformation. Additional knowledge in biochemistry and cell biology would be welcome. The position is available immediately. The communication language is english. Applications, including CV, a brief statement of research experience and interests as well as contact information of two referees, should be submitted to Didier Reinhardt.
University of Fribourg
Switzerland › Fribourg
Biological sciences › Biology
25th March 2022