Stress in Plants (1.0 FTE)
Plants perceive the environment and dynamically respond to their surroundings. One of the main features of plant cells is the cell wall, crucial to provide support and generate the turgor pressure vital for cell expansion. Plants also use the cell walls as antennas to alert the cell about its own status. How? Plants have evolved proteins that sense the integrity of the walls. When the cell wall is perceived to be damaged, intracellular responses are activated.
Your research will be mostly performed in our model plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, but we plan on expanding it also to food crops. The findings of your research will contribute to expanding our knowledge of plant stress response and will have an impact on the future of sustainable agriculture.By joining us as a PhD candidate, you will become a member of the Cell Wall Abiotic Stress team which is embedded in the vibrant chair group of Plant Stress Resilience. In which professors, researchers and students jointly work to understand how plants respond to environmental stresses.
For this vacancy, we are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate candidate, who meets the following criteria:
We consider it a plus if you have:
In addition to the employment conditions from the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. These include agreements on professional development, leave arrangements and sports. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment through the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we encourage you to grow.
About the organization
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.
If you have any questions that you'd like us to answer, please contact Dr. (Nora) Gigli Bisceglia (Assistant Professor Plant Stress Resilience), via [email protected]
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The application deadline is 27/03/2023