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Post-doctoral researcher (f,m,d) in agricultural biotechnolgy in Cameroon and Ghana – Reference number: 14/2020/2

The Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) aims for excellence in horticultural research and related plant, environmental, nutritional and social sciences. IGZ is based in Großbeeren close to Berlin and is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL). IGZ conducts strategic and international research for the sustainable production and use of vegetables, contributing to […]

The Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) aims for excellence in horticultural research and related plant, environmental, nutritional and social sciences. IGZ is based in Großbeeren close to Berlin and is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL). IGZ conducts strategic and international research for the sustainable production and use of vegetables, contributing to food security, human well-being and the conservation of natural resources. At IGZ, researchers from different disciplines work together on core-funded and grant-funded projects, in collaboration with national and international research partners.

Our group „Beneficial plant microbe interactions“ has continous expertise in research with focus on molecular and physiological processes in plant bacterial interactions. We are looking for a

Post-doctoral researcher (f,m,d) in agricultural biotechnolgy in Cameroon and Ghana

Reference number: 14/2020/2

The salary will be based on qualification and research experience according to the wage agreement TV-L, salary domain east, up to EG 13, 50% of the regular working time.

Employment will be available as soon as possible and will be initially until 31. August 2022 within a BMBF project.

Tasks include

  • coordination and concept forming work for setting up and conducting biotechnical-, bacterial- and plant growth experiments in close collaboration with the University Buea (Cameroon), CSIR-Crops Research Institute in Ghana and with agricultural farms in Africa
  • microbial analysis assessing vitality and plant growth-promoting activities including molecular gene expression studies
  • production of publication quality research results while working independently and as a member of a team
  • supervision of bachelor and master students
  • advisory service in agricultural and horticultural practice in Cameroon and Ghana

We are looking for

  • a PhD in biology, microbiology, agrar- or horticultural sciences or related areas
  • experiences in collaboration with African partners
  • understanding and personal experiences in African farming praxis
  • excellent knowledge in bacteriology, plant physiology, plant production and molecular biology
  • proved knowledge and experiences in field experiments and plant production
  • capacity for teamwork within our group and with cooperation partners in biotechnology and farms
  • excellent English communication skills
  • some knowledge of German would be an advantage

We offer

  • a demanding job in applied plant science
  • an attractive workplace in the Berlin area
  • flexible work practices in line with current health and safety regulations

Please send a strong motivation letter stating why this is an interesting topic for you and why you have the right attitude and expertise to make progress in this field. Also send your CV, copies of academic certificates and names of two referees.

Contact: PD Dr. Silke Ruppel (+49 (0)33701 78337, ruppel@igzev.de)

The IGZ is an equal opportunity employer. Handicapped people with equal qualifications will be employed preferentially. The IGZ wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background.

Please send your application citing the reference number by 09.12.2020 to: Personalbüro, Institute for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Theodor-Echtermeyer-Weg 1, D-14979 Großbeeren or online in pdf-format to personal@igzev.de.

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