Center for Plant Molecular Biology

Job Opportunities


Stellenangebote der Universität Tübingen

Assistant Professors / Research Group Leaders (Forschungsgruppenleiter)

16.12.21

Ausschreibungstext.pdf

An der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Tübingen ist im Fachbereich Biologie am Zentrum für Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen (ZMBP) eine


Tenure Track-Professur für Molekulare Pflanzenwissenschaften (m/w/d)


zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt zu besetzen.

Vom Inhaber/Von der Inhaberin der Professur wird erwartet, dass er/sie ein wettbewerbsfähiges Forschungsprogramm in einem oder mehreren der zentralen Forschungsgebiete des ZMBPs mit einem Schwerpunkt in molekularer Pflanzenphysiologie aufbaut. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter:

www.zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de

Es wird erwartet, dass der Inhaber/die Inhaberin der Professur mit den Forschungsgruppen des Zentrums für Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen (ZMBP) interagiert, sich aktiv an der Weiterentwicklung des Instituts beteiligt, und langfristig grundständige Lehre im Fach Pflanzenphysiologie übernimmt. Die Lehrverpflichtung beträgt zunächst vier und nach positiver Zwischenevaluation sechs Semesterwochenstunden. Interaktionen mit anderen Gruppen innerhalb der naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität sind ebenfalls willkommen.

Die Arbeitsgruppe wird von den hervorragenden zentralen Serviceeinheiten des ZMBP profitieren (Verwaltung, Pflanzentransformation, Zytometrie / FACS, Gewächshausanlagen, Analytik, Spektromikroskopie, IT-Unterstützung). Voraussetzungen für eine Berufung sind eine herausragende Dissertation einschlägiger Ausrichtung, international beachtete Publikationen und Drittmitteleinwerbungen sowie Erfahrungen in der Lehre. Bewerberinnen und Bewerber auf eine Tenure Track-Professur, die in Tübingen promoviert haben, sollen nach der Promotion die Universität gewechselt haben oder mindestens zwei Jahre außerhalb der Universität Tübingen wissenschaftlich tätig gewesen sein.

Die Besetzung der ausgeschriebenen Stelle ist mit Tenure Track für die Berufung auf eine W3-Professur verbunden. Bei positiver Evaluation erfolgt die Berufung auf eine W3-Stelle ohne erneute Ausschreibung in einem angemessen vereinfachten Berufungsverfahren. Die konkreten Kriterien, die der Zwischen- und Endevaluation zugrunde gelegt werden, finden sich neben dem allgemeinen Qualitätssicherungskonzept unter folgendem Link: https://uni-tuebingen.de/de/12271#c608605. Dort finden Sie auch Aussagen zur Stellenkategorie.

Diese Professur wird im Rahmen des Bund-Länder-Programms zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses (Tenure-Track-Programm) ausgeschrieben; Bewerberinnen und Bewerber müssen sich daher in einer frühen Karrierephase befinden. Eine erfolgte Habilitation ist ein Ausschlussgrund für eine erfolgreiche Bewerbung.

Die Universität Tübingen strebt eine Erhöhung des Anteils von Frauen in Forschung und Lehre an und bittet deshalb entsprechend qualifizierte Wissenschaftlerinnen nachdrücklich um ihre Bewerbung. Qualifizierte internationale Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler sind ausdrücklich aufgefordert, sich zu bewerben. Schwerbehinderte werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen und einem Forschungs- und Lehrkonzept sowie dem ausgefüllten Formular „Bewerbungsbogen“ (https://uni-tuebingen.de/de/12271#c608605) werden bis zum 24. Februar 2022 in elektronischer Form (als ein Gesamt-PDF, max. 10 MB) erbeten an den Dekan der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Tübingen (careerspam prevention@mnf.uni-tuebingen.de). Fragen können auch an diese Adresse gerichtet werden.

 

 

The Faculty of Science at the University of Tübingen, Department of Biology, Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), announces the opening of a new position:


Tenure-Track Professor of Molecular Plant Biology


The position is due to commence as soon as possible.

The holder of this professorship is expected to develop a competitive research program in one or more of the Center for Plant Molecular Biology’s central research areas with a focus on molecular plant physiology. Further information at: www.zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de.


The holder of this professorship will be expected to interact with the research units at the Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), to be actively involved in the further development of the center, and to take on long-term responsibilities in teaching lower-level plant physiology. The position has a teaching load of four hours per week prior to an interim evaluation, and six hours thereafter. Interaction with other groups within the University of Tübingen’s Faculty of Science are also welcome.

The working group will benefit from the ZMBP’s outstanding centralized service units (administration, plant transformation, cytometry / FACS, greenhouses, analytics, spectromicroscopy, IT support).

Required qualifications include an outstanding doctorate in a pertinent field, recognizable potential for internationally acclaimed publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals and third-party funding, as well as teaching experience.

Applicants for a tenure-track professorship with a PhD from Tübingen must have changed universities after completing their doctorates or have worked in academia for at least two years somewhere other than the University of Tübingen.

If the final evaluation after six years is positive, this professorship will be upgraded to a full (W3) professorship with no re-advertising of the position. Detailed information on this employment category and the criteria underlying the interim evaluation and promotion to the tenured position may be found in our guidelines for tenure review under the following link: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/12271#c608746

This professorship is advertised as part of the German federal and state governments’ program supporting junior researchers. Applicants must be in an early stage of their career; those who have completed a habilitation will therefore be excluded.

The University of Tübingen is particularly interested in increasing the number of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women to apply. In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany. In the case of equally qualified candidates, applicants with disabilities will be given preference.

The German-language advertisement is the sole legally binding advertisement of this position. General information on professorships, hiring processes, and the German academic system can be found here: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/213700

Applications with supporting documents (cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, list of publications and teaching experience, certificates/diplomas) as well as a teaching statement and a research statement including collaboration plans, along with the completed application form (https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/12271#c608746) should be sent by e-mail as a single PDF file (max. 10 MB) to the Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Tübingen, Germany (careerspam prevention@mnf.uni-tuebingen.de) by February 24, 2022. Enquiries may also be directed to this address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Postdoctoral scientists (Postdoktoranden)

7.1.22

Post-doc position in Plant Development

A postdoc position in plant development is available in the Research Group Wolf at the Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), University of Tübingen.

Plants development depends on the life-long activity of stem cell systems that integrate oriented cell divisions with developmental patterning and genetically encoded cell fate determination. One of the key evolutionary innovations that allowed plants to dominate the vast majority of terrestrial habitats, was the development of vascular systems for water and nutrient transport over long distances. In this project, we aim to decipher how vascular cell proliferation is coordinated with cell fate patterning by miRNA-mediated control of transcription factor activity. To this end, we will study cell type-specific transcription factor functions using a combination of advanced genetics, high resolution imaging, and cell type-specific transcriptome analysis in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. For more information, please inquire and see El Arbi et al., 2021, bioRxiv doi.org/10.1101/2021.02.05.429893

Applicants should hold a degree in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, or a related field. Background knowledge of plant development is of advantage, but not required. The ZMBP is a world‐class center for Plant Biology research and is situated in a brand-new and well-equipped building in the University of Tübingen science campus, providing cutting-edge facilities and expertise in a wide range of molecular plant sciences. The University of Tübingen is committed to increase the proportion of women in Science and qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. The position is initially funded for 2.5 years at the E13 level in accordance to the guidelines of the University of Tübingen.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and should include a motivation letter, CV, and contact details of suitable referees. Please send informal inquiries or your application as a single PDF via email to:
Dr. Sebastian Wolf
sebastian.wolfspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de

lab webpage: https://bit.ly/3E3prZp


Project-related literature:
El Arbi et al., 2021 bioRxiv https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.02.05.429893
Holzwart et al., 2018. PNAS 115 (46): 11838-11843
Li et al., 2021. Development 148. doi.org/10.1242/dev.199504
Holzwart et al., 2020. Plant Physiology 182: 669–678
Schürholz et al., 2018 Plant Physiology 178: 40-53

 

 

 

Postdoc Position in the ERC Project: DIVERSIPHAGY

3.1.22

ERC Postdoc 2022.pdf

Research: Our group at the ZMBP Tübingen is interested in the role of protein homeostasis networks such as autophagy and the proteasome. In our interdisciplinary group, using cell biological, biochemical, and genetic approaches, we are studying how protein degradation pathways are modulated during plant-microbe interactions.

In the ERC project DIVERSIPHAGY we want to obtain a holistic picture of the role of autophagy in plant-microbe interactions by utilizing bacterial, genetic, and cellular diversity. So far, we have identified that (i) root microbiota are inducing autophagy in roots and shoots, (ii) commensal bacteria can compensate impaired growth in autophagy mutants and (iii) specific bacteria are enriched/depleted using microbial profiling under autophagy modulated conditions. Based on this we continue answering following questions:

  • How does the microbiome mechanistically induce autophagy? Which specific microbes modulate autophagy?
  • How does organ-specific modulation of autophagy influence the microbiome?
  • Can we use the microbiome to identify the autophagy degradome and autophagy factors?
  • How does the microbiome impact other degradation pathways (e.g., proteasome) in shoots and roots?

Requirements:
We are looking for Postdoc (f,m,d) with proven expertise in plant molecular biology and microbiology. Prior experiences to study plant/root-microbe interactions and microbiome (e.g., FlowPot System, SynComs) are highly advantageous. Excellent English communication skills as well as teamwork abilities are expected. Work within the project will include microbial, cell biological (confocal microscopy), biochemical (proteomics), genetic and (single cell) transcriptomic approaches using Arabidopsis and commensal bacteria as model organisms. No prior experience with autophagy is required!
More information can be found on our lab homepage: http://theustunlab.com/

The position is available immediately. Reviewing of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Please send your application by email as a composite pdf-file in English. Please include a letter of motivation with your research interests and why you think this project is suitable for you, CV, name and addresses of at least two referees via email: suayib.uestuenspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de

The ZMBP is a world‐class center for Plant Biology research and is situated in a well-equipped building in the University of Tübingen science campus. The University of Tübingen is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. The employment will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

 

 

 

 

7.12.21

The Department of Plant Biochemistry at the Center of Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP)
invites applications for the position of a
Postdoc (E13) Plant Molecular Biology/Biochemistry


The position is available from May 1, 2022 until Dec 31, 2025.

The successful candidate is expected to carry out independent research in plant biochemistry, molecular and
cell biology. The work focusses on the molecular analysis of immune receptor complexes in the model plant,
Arabidopsis thaliana. In particular, the arrangement of individual proteins in supramolecular clusters and the
role of protein phosphorylation in early immune receptor signaling will be studied by the successful applicant
(see also Pruitt et al., Nature: 598, 495-499 (2021).

The candidate should hold a PhD degree in biology/biochemistry.

Female candidates are particularly invited to apply.

Disabled candidates will be given preference over equally qualified candidates.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, list of publications and summary of technological experience,
and should be sent by e-mail to Prof. Thorsten Nürnberger (nuernbergerspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de) no later than Dec.
31, 2021.

 

29.11.21

Postdoc Position (m/f/d, E 13 TV-L, 100%)

Regulation of maize shoot apical meristem function

Center for Plant Molecular Biology, University of Tübingen, Germany

Position                                           Postdoctoral Fellow

Starting date                                 The position is available February 1, 2022

Duration                                         up to 4 years, including an initial six-months probationary period

Salary                                              At the E13 level in accordance to the guidelines of the University of

                                                           Tübingen and will dependent on previous experience and qualifications.

Project Description                     The regulatory networks underlying cell fate decisions in the shoot stem cell niche of

                                                           maize have diverged in comparison to their dicot counterparts. Taking advantage

                                                           of a high-resolution gene expression atlas for the maize apex, the project seeks to

                                                           identify factors that provide, control, or covert positional information needed to

                                                           balance stem cell proliferation and organogenesis in the maize shoot apical meristem.

                                                           The candidate will be working in an international environment, and will interact

                                                           with maize researchers across Germany.

Requirements                               Self motivated, creative, team member, background in Developmental Genetics. Experience with maize and/or use of genomics tools is advantageous.

Application                                     A single PDF that includes motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and contact

                                                           details of three referees.

Deadline                                         Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Inquiries and                                Marja Timmermans, PhD

address of application               Alexander von Humboldt Professor

                                                           University of Tübingen

                                                           Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP)

                                                           Auf der Morgenstelle 32, 72076 Tübingen, Germany

                                                           Email:  marja.timmermansspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de

Links                                                 https://www.zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de/res/developmental-genetics/timmermans/

                                                           https://genome.cshlp.org/content/29/12/1962.long

                                       https://genome.cshlp.org/content/31/5/811.long

 

The ZMBP is a world-class center for Plant Biology research and is situated in a brand-new and well-equipped building in the University of Tübingen science campus. The University of Tübingen is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and individuals with disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Graduate students (Doktoranden)

7.1.22

PhD position in Plant Development

A PhD position in plant development is available in the Research Group Wolf at the Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), University of Tübingen.

Plants development depends on the life-long activity of stem cell systems that integrate oriented cell divisions with developmental patterning and genetically encoded cell fate determination. One of the key evolutionary innovations that allowed plants to dominate the vast majority of terrestrial habitats, was the development of vascular systems for water and nutrient transport over long distances. In this project, we aim to decipher how vascular cell proliferation is coordinated with cell fate patterning by miRNA-mediated control of transcription factor activity. To this end, we will study cell type-specific transcription factor functions using a combination of advanced genetics, high resolution imaging, and cell type-specific transcriptome analysis in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. For more information, please inquire and see El Arbi et al., 2021, bioRxiv doi.org/10.1101/2021.02.05.429893

Applicants should hold a degree in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, or a related field. Background knowledge of plant development is of advantage, but not required. The ZMBP is a world‐class center for Plant Biology research and is situated in a brand-new and well-equipped building in the University of Tübingen science campus, providing cutting-edge facilities and expertise in a wide range of molecular plant sciences. The University of Tübingen is committed to increase the proportion of women in Science and qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. The PhD position is funded until December 31st 2025.  

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and should include a motivation letter, CV, and academic records. Please send informal inquiries or your application as a single PDF via email to:
Dr. Sebastian Wolf
sebastian.wolfspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de

lab webpage: https://bit.ly/3E3prZp

Project-related literature:
El Arbi et al., 2021 bioRxiv https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.02.05.429893
Holzwart et al., 2018. PNAS 115 (46): 11838-11843
Li et al., 2021. Development 148. doi.org/10.1242/dev.199504
Holzwart et al., 2020. Plant Physiology 182: 669–678
Schürholz et al., 2018 Plant Physiology 178: 40-53

 

 

 

 

 23.12.21

Two PhD student positions on immune receptor complexes in plant immunity

are available at the Centre for Plant Molecular Biology – ZMBP Tuebingen, Germany to be part of an innovative project to identify protein complexes and membrane organisation of plant cell surface immune receptors. This project is part of the SFB1101. We seek highly motivated candidates with a master in biochemistry or molecular biology.  
https://uni-tuebingen.de/forschung/forschungsschwerpunkte/sonderforschungsbereiche/sfb1101/

 
Position 1  
We are looking for an excellent candidate with knowledge in molecular biology and/or confocal or super resolution microscopy. The project will involve functional analysis of a potential nanodomain organizing factor, generation of constructs with innovative tags for super resolution microscopy and the analysis of the mobility, patterns and complexes of receptor molecules in plant membrane nanodomains. The microscopy part is supported by a central support Z project of the SFB including a postdoc experienced with high end microscopy techniques.  

Position 2  
We are looking for another excellent candidate with experience in molecular biology and biochemistry. The project will involve protein complex analyses, dynamics and functional analysis of receptor kinases.
Both candidates should work together to integrate the results of both projects.
For more details on the project background please check the following literature:
Halter et al. Curr Biol. 2014, 24(2):134-43; Imkampe et al. Plant Cell 2017, 29(9):2285-2303, Schulze et al. 2021:https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.04.11.438637.   

Applicants must hold a master degree in a relevant field (biochemistry, molecular biology). Candidates should be highly motivated individuals interested in molecular biology, plant pathology and microscopy. Previous work on plant/pathogen interactions is not required but advantageous. The successful candidates should be creative, willing to become independent researchers and also to work co-operatively within a team. Applicants must possess good communication skills and be fluent in both spoken and written English.  
Salary will be within the TV-L E13 65%. These positions will be available until end of 2025. The students will be integrated in the ZMBP graduate program.

Applicants should provide a CV, including the names and contact details of two referees, and a covering letter addressing their motivation for these projects.  
Please send your applications until latest Jan. 21st, 2022 to:
Dr. Birgit Kemmerling by email to birgit.kemmerlingspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de  

The University of Tuebingen is committed to increase the proportion of women in Science and qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference.



20.12.21

PhD position in the NanoSignaling Lab.

PhD position in the NanoSignaling Lab.pdf

A PhD position is available in our laboratory in the Zentrum für Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen (ZMBP), University of Tübingen. The project is part of the CRC1101 which aims at deciphering molecular coding of specificity in plant processes.

Research.
Our group uses multi-disciplinary approaches in genetics, biochemistry, and live-cell super-resolution microscopy to decipher fundamental aspects of the regulation of cell surface signaling in plants. We notably address how plasma membrane nano-environments are formed and how they orchestrate signaling.

Environment.
The ZMBP is a world-class institution in molecular plant biology, benefiting from brand-new infrastructures within the University of Tübingen science campus, and recognized for many conceptual and technological breakthroughs in the fields of plant-microbe interactions, plant development and cell biology notably. The ZMBP is equipped with cutting-edge microscopes, in-house proteomic, metabolomic and plant transformation facilities. Tübingen is an international, dynamic and lively university town.

Candidates.
The candidate must hold a master’s degree in biology or biochemistry. Successful candidate will be creative, ambitious, and highly motivated. Previous experience in plant biology and/or live-cell imaging will be an advantage but is not necessarily required. Excellent English written and oral skills, and team-work abilities are required.

The position is preferably offered from 1st of February 2022 onwards, but an alternative starting date could be arranged. Reviewing of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Candidates must submit a single PDF comprised of a motivation letter explaining your research interests, an up-to-date CV and the names of 2 referees to julien.gronnierspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de.  



29.11.21

Phd position (m/f/d, TV-L E13, 65%, 3-year term)

ZMBP Developmental Genetics
Research Group Stanislas


deadline for application: 15. January 2022

With the topic: Signaling lipids regulate morphogenesis at the shoot apical meristem

In plants, the emergence of all aerial organs occurs during post-embryogenesis from an organized stem cell niche called the shoot apical meristem (SAM) The role of many biochemical regulators such as transcription factors, microRNA, hormones, and peptides as well as structural elements such as the cell wall have been extensively studied in meristem function. More specifically, it is well known that, 1) auxin accumulation induced by the polar localization of auxin carrier (PINs) and 2) microtubule organisation induced by mechanical stress generated at the peripheral zone, play a crucial role during primordium initiation.

In this DFG funded project we will aim to understand how signalling lipids at the plasma membrane regulate morphogenesis at the tissue level. For that, we developed tools to modify specifically (temporally and spatially) signalling lipids concentration at the plasma membrane. We will study their role in shoot apical meristem functions, mainly for morphogenesis, with a focus on microtubule organization in response to mechanical stress. Understanding how the lipid composition of the plasma membrane tunes protein localization and function will provide new insight into SAM regulation, especially by studying these processes at both the tissue and cell level.

We are looking for a highly motivated, self-driven candidate meeting the following requirements:

  • Degree in Cell Biology, Biochemistry or Biology with very good grades
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken
  • Experimental creativity, cooperative and self-organized
  • Interest to integrate in an intercultural research environment

The selected candidates will use a combination of molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry.

The ZMBP is a worldclass center for Plant Biology research and is situated in a brand-new and well-equipped building in the University of Tübingen science campus. The University of Tübingen is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. The employment will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

For further information, please contact Dr. Thomas Stanislas (Thomas.stanislasspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de). Please send your application with a cover letter; curriculum vitae; certificates; letter of motivation (1-2 pages); in the form of a single pdf document by email to
Dr. Thomas Stanislas (
Thomas.stanislasspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de) by January 15th, 2022, or until position is filled.

 

 

 

 

15.4.21

PhD position in the NanoSignaling Lab.

A PhD position (4 years) is available in our laboratory in the Zentrum für Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen (ZMBP), University of Tübingen.

Our group uses multi-disciplinary approaches in genetics, biochemistry, and live-cell super-resolution microscopy to decipher fundamental aspects of the regulation of cell surface signaling in plants. We notably address how plasma membrane nano-environments are formed and how they orchestrate signaling.

The candidate must hold a master’s degree in biology or biochemistry. Successful candidate will be creative, ambitious, and highly motivated. Previous experience in plant biology and/or live-cell imaging will be an advantage but is not necessarily required. Excellent English written and oral skills, and team-work abilities are required. The specificities of the project will be articulated around the motivations and interests of the candidate. Current research activities relate to cell-surface receptors kinase signaling, salt sensing and evolution.

The position is preferably offered from July 2021 onwards, but an alternative starting date could be arranged. Reviewing of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Candidates must submit a single PDF comprised of a motivation letter explaining your research interests, an up-to-date CV and the names of 2 referees to
julien.gronnierspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de.

PhD_position_NanoSignaling_Lab.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

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Undergraduate students (Bachelor, Master)

 

6.11.18
 

Master Thesis Project

“Design and Characterization of a Nanosensor for In Vivo Turgor Measurements in Plant Cells”

The turgor of plant cells is crucial for plant stability and survival. Environmental cues such as drought or altered osmotic pressure lead to the change in turgor pressure having many functional consequences for the plant cell.

Therefore, the monitoring of the turgor pressure in the living plant cell is of great interest However, there is presently no technique to follow turgor changes in real time in living plant cells at cellular resolution.

Based on molecular, biochemical and biophysical considerations we, the research groups of Erik Schäffer and Klaus Harter, developed a concept and strategy for the making of a Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)-based, genetically encoded nanosensor that should facilitate the measurement of dynamic changes in the plant cell´s turgor.

The thesis work is mainly about

  • Cloning of the nanosensor gene on the basis of already available DNA fragments using the Golden Gate technology
  • Transformation of the nanosensor construct into plant cells and analysis of its expression and intracellular localization by (confocal) light microscopy
  • Determination of the nanosensor´s FRET efficiency under dynamic osmotic stress conditions using spectro-microscopical approaches (e.g. Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging: FLIM)

In addition to biology students with molecular background, the work might also be of interest for master students in Nano-Science and Biochemistry.

We offer an innovative and scientifically stimulating environment, and cutting-edge techniques. The position is available immediately.

For further information, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Klaus Harter
ZMBP/Plant Physiology

3. Etage, room 3R19

Auf der Morgenstelle 32

72076 Tübingen, Germany

+49 (0)7071 2972605

klaus.harterspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de

 

 

 

14.8.18

Master and or Bachelor Thesis in Plant Pathogen Interactions (RG El Kasmi)

Our research group in the Department for Plant Physiology at the Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), University of Tübingen, is offering the possibility for a highly motivated Master and or Bachelor (of Biology, Biochemistry or Cellular Nanoscience) student to do her/his thesis project in our lab.

We are currently working on the characterization of interactors of a plant immune receptor of the NLR family. We would like to validate the preliminary results (interactions observed in yeast-2-hybrid screen) and to further cell biologically, genetically and biochemically characterize the function of the identified proteins during (NLR-mediated) immunity.
The project will include the following methods:
•    Molecular analysis (cloning, bacterial transformation, etc.)
•    In planta Protein-protein interaction studies (co-immunoprecipitation, BiFC and FRET interaction assays)
•    Genetic studies (crosses, genotyping, etc.)
•    Plant infection assays
We offer an innovative and scientifically stimulating environment, a well-equipped lab as well as an international and cooperative research team.
For applying, please send an email with a short motivation statement to Dr. Farid El Kasmi at farid.el-kasmispam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de
For more details about the ZMBP and our research, please visit:
http://uni-tuebingen.de/fakultaeten/mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche-fakultaet/fachbereiche/zentren/zmbp/res/plant-physiology/research-groups/elkasmi/

 

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Master and/or Bachelor Thesis in Plant Biochemistry

Our research group in the Department for Plant Biochemistry at the Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), University of Tübingen, is seeking highly motivated Master and Bachelor students.

Our department is working on the characterization of plant immunity receptors and their regulators, as well as downstream signaling pathways.

Projects generally include the following methods:

  • Generation of plant mutants and their characterization
  • Recombinant protein expression and purification
  • In vitro and in vivo phosphorylation experiments
  • Protein-protein interaction studies (co-immunoprecipitation, yeast two-hybrid and FRET-FLIM interaction assays)
  • Molecular and physiological studies (cloning, real time-PCR, etc.)
  • Plant infection assays

We offer an innovative and scientifically stimulating environment, a well-equipped lab as well as an international and cooperative research team. You should apply if you are a biology or biochemistry student who is enthusiastic about science and keen on learning new techniques.

For applying, please send an email with a short motivation statement (attachments as pdf-files only) to andrea.gustspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de

For more details about the ZMBP, please visit:

http://www.zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de/zmbp.html

 



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Technical staff (Technische Angestellte)

14.12.21

Die Licht- und Elektronenmikroskopie des Zentrums für Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen (ZMBP) der Universität Tübingen betreut vier Konfokale Laser Scanning Mikroskope (CLSM), sowie ein Fluoreszenzmikroskop und ein Transmissionselektronenmikroskop (TEM), darüber hinaus mehrere Geräte zur Probenvorbereitung wie Hochdruckgefrierer, Gefriersubstitutionsanlage, (Kryo-) Ultramikrotome, Bedampfungs- und Sputteranlagen. Das Labor ist ein Service Labor für die verschiedenen Forschungsgruppen des ZMBP, sowie ein Teil der EM Core Facility der Universität Tübingen. Für die Bearbeitung unserer elektronenmikroskopischen Proben suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine/n

FH-Ingenieur/in, Techniker/in,

Technische/r Assistent/in (BTA, CTA, MTA) w/m/d

Die Vergütung erfolgt, je nach den persönlichen Voraussetzungen, bis E 11 TV-L. Die Vollzeit-Stelle (100%) ist unbefristet und grundsätzlich teilbar.

Von einer/einem geeigneten Kandidat*in wird die vollständig selbstständige und weitestgehend eigenverantwortliche Annahme, Bearbeitung und Auswertung der elektronenmikroskopischen Forschungsproben erwartet. Hierfür ist neben einer grundsätzlichen technischen Affinität, eine langjährige und tiefgreifende Erfahrung in folgenden Techniken eine zwingende Voraussetzung:

  1. Probenvorbereitung von TEM Proben (Hochdruckgefrierung, Gefriersubstitution, Kryo-Ultramikrotomie, Ultramikrotomie von Polymerharz– und Methacrylat-Proben und verschiedenen Markierungstechniken). Erfahrungen mit pflanzlichen Proben sind dabei sehr wünschenswert.
  2. Aufnahme der Bilder am TEM, sowie die nachfolgende Bildbearbeitung und Auswertung der Proben.

Die erzielten Ergebnisse werden gemeinsam mit der Laborleitung und den jeweiligen Forschungsgruppen besprochen.

Darüber hinaus soll die einzustellende Person auch die Lichtmikroskopie des Labors unterstützen. Daher sind Erfahrungen in der korrelativen Licht- und Elektronenmikroskopie (CLEM), sowie in der Organisation eines Mikroskopie Labors (Bestellwesen, Lagerhaltung, Sicherheit, etc.) von Vorteil. Die Handhabung von Gefahrstoffen und schweren Gegenständen und Geräten darf für die/den Stelleninhaber*in kein Problem darstellen.

Als Mitglied des Service-Labors Licht- und Elektronenmikroskopie des ZMBPs, sollten Sie teamfähig sein und Spaß an der Arbeit und der Kommunikation mit vielen nationalen und internationalen Wissenschaftlern haben. Daher sind Deutsch und Englisch Kenntnisse erforderlich.

Außerdem wird erwartet, dass sich die/der zukünftige Stelleninhaber*in selbstständig und aktiv an den Lehraufgaben des Labors beteiligt (Einweisungen in die betreuten Geräte, Betreuung von universitären Praktika, sowie von Fortbildungskursen der „Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektronenmikroskopie“).

Sollten wir Ihr Interesse geweckt haben und Sie sich auf knifflige Arbeit in einem engagierten und dynamischen Team freuen, so senden Sie Ihre Bewerbungen per Post oder als eine pdf-Datei bis zum 16.1.2022 an:
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Universität Tübingen
ZMBP Verwaltung
Auf der Morgenstelle 32
72076 Tübingen

Für Rückfragen steht Ihnen Frau Dr. Sandra Richter (07071-2978098;
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Die Einstellung erfolgt durch die Zentrale Verwaltung der Universität. Schwerbehinderte werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt. Frauen werden ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung aufgefordert.

 

 

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Student lab assistants (Wissenschaftliche Hilfskräfte)

 

 

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Administration staff (Verwaltungskräfte)

 

 

 

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Gardeners and Technical Support staff (Gärtnerei- und Werkstattpersonal, Hausmeisterei)

 

 

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