The plant molecular biology group aims to recruit a highly qualified PhD candidate to conduct research and training in the field of plant innate immunity. The initial objective is to provide an inventory of Arabidopsis AUTOPHAGY GENE (ATG) expression constructs, and to screen them for their ability to induce autophagy. With this information we will select ATG genes to be used to increase plant resistance to a spectrum of pathogens and tolerance to abiotic stresses including drought and salt.An assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the applications. The final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the supervisor Morten Petersen and Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the evaluation committee. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrollment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science, University of Copenhagen.
The fellowship is open to both Danish and international applicants. We expect that applicants have obtained an MSc degree in biology or biochemistry, a good grasp of theoretical concepts, and some expertise in laboratory techniques used in Arabidopsis molecular biology. Fluency in English is a requirement.