PhD position in plant molecular biology/genomics (receptor like kinase signaling)

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PhD position in plant molecular biology/genomics (receptor like kinase signaling) ↴

A PhD position is available at the Department of Biology. The appointment has a duration of 3 years with the possibility of until 1 year extension with 25% teaching duties in agreement with the department.
The position is financed by the FRIMEDBIO program of the Norwegian Research Council (RCN) and will be linked to the project “A receptor like kinase (LRR-RLK) sensing sugars and tuning plant growth and immunity”

Information about the department ↴

The strategy of the Department of Biology is to understand biological processes of life to secure sustainable use of and conservation of the environment. The Department has academic and research activities in the following disciplines: cell- and molecular biology, systems biology, physiology, ethology, ecology, evolution, population genetics, marine biology, aquaculture, biodiversity and environmental toxicology. Further information is available at: http://www.ntnu.edu/biology.

Job description ↴

The PhD candidate will take part in the deciphering of a control system sensing extracellular sugar levels. We have identified a Leucine- Rich Repeat Receptor-Like Kinase (LRR-RLK) with a likely function in sensing of extracellular sugars and connecting sugar availability to the regulation of gene expression and growth in model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

Application deadline: April 21st

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