The Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology was founded in the late
1970s - when the College of Forestry moved to Umeå. The number of employees
has since grown steadily is now around 100, including postdoctoral researchers
and postgraduate students. In the late 1990s it was decided to join with the
Department of Plant Physiology at Umeå University to form a research center,
Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The Department of Forest Genetics and
Plant Physiology moved into the premises adjacent to the partner department
and together have developed a close and successful collaboration on research
issues, technology platforms, and training of master's and doctoral level
students. The international element within UPSC is large, with over 40
The department conducts introductory and advanced training in plant
physiology, ecophysiology, plant molecular biology, forest genetics and forest
biotechnology within the Forestry program and at the master level.
The department offers postgraduate studies in biology, specializing in plant
physiology, ecophysiology, plant molecular biology and forest genetics.
Postgraduate courses are generally held in cooperation with the Department of
For more information about the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant
Physiology and UPSC visit www. upsc.se.
We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join our team,
investigating the control of nitrogen on root system development. The
Postdoctoral Fellow will work with the model plant species Arabidopsis
thaliana, using a unique combination of genetic, molecular, biochemical and
analytical approaches to understand the processes regulating lateral root
development under different nutrient conditions.
PhD degree in experimental biology. As Postdoctoral appointments are career-
developing positions for junior researchers, we are looking for candidates
with a doctoral degree, who have received their PhD no later than three years
The applicant must be well acquainted with molecular biology techniques such
as genetic screening, PCR techniques and mutant analysis, as well as confocal
microscopy. The applicant must also be skilled in analytical techniques,
especially LC-MS-MS analysis of plant hormones. Documented experience in
working with Arabidopsis thaliana as well as good knowledge of plant
development is important. The candidate must have a good knowledge of English.
Place of work:
Form of employment:
Temporary employment, 24 months, with possibility for extention.
We welcome your application no later than 2022-01-31, use the button below.
Academic union representatives:
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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class
international university with research, education and environmental assessment
within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp,
Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations,
experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring
together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the
same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and
SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3
billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive
environment on its campuses.