Fachbereich Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie - Molecular Ecology
Research assistant (praedoc) (m/f/d)
with 1/2-part-time job, limited up to 3,5 years, Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU
Kennung: 21240100 /15 /19
Who we are:
The Molecular Ecology group investigates interactions between plants and herbivorous insects. Our research covers different scales of organization from interactions between organisms to molecular physiology, and it utilizes a vast array of methodology including field experiments, behavioral experiments, chemical analytics, transcriptional profiling and genetic manipulation of plants.
The position entails the option to obtain a doctoral degree and will focus on research on a recently discovered form of extrafloral nectar. This nectar attracts ants for indirect defense and is produced from herbivore-inflicted wounds by a plant that does not have any nectaries. The project investigates the mechanisms of this nectar secretion in order to better understand the evolution of nectar secretion in the long-term. Work will be a mixture of field- and greenhouse experiments, behavioral assays and chemical as well as molecular methodology.
An advanced degree (Diploma or Master) in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or a related subject is mandatory.
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