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PhD position 'On the role of RDR캱 and RDR쾒 genes in the antiviral RNAi response against RNA and DNA viruses

In light of a Joint Research Project in the Biobased Economy Program between NWO and FAPESP (Brazil) the Laboratory of Virology is searching for a suitable …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

In light of a Joint Research Project in the Biobased Economy Program between NWO and FAPESP (Brazil) the Laboratory of Virology is searching for a suitable candidate for a PhD project. The research is performed as a collaboration with researchers from Sao Paolo State (University of Sao Paulo, Institute of Biology, EMBRAPA). We aim to understand the molecular biology and ecology of plant-virus-vector relationships in order to develop sustainable, integrated management strategies against viruses of economic importance to Brazil and the Netherlands. Within this project, the PhD student will investigate the enhanced transcriptional gene silencing against geminiviruses conferred by the tomato Ty-1 resistance gene, and the role of the RNA polymerases RDRα and RDRγ in the antiviral RNAi response against RNA and DNA viruses. Additionally, the PhD student will assist in BSc and/or MSc courses of Wageningen University in the field of Virology.

Functie-eisen

Academic degree with experience in molecular-biological and biochemical tools. The student should be able to work independently as well as in a team, be pro-active and creative and in possession of good communication skills (written and spoken). Experience with virological research and a background in plant sciences is highly recommended.

Conditions

We offer a full-time position (38 hours), initially for 1 year after which a go/no go decision will be taken on extension with another three years. Gross salary per month € 2.222 ,= in the first year, building op to € 2.840,= per month in the 4th year, for a fulltime appointment. The candidate will be based at the Laboratory of Virology in Wageningen. During the course of the PhD study, the student will participate in the educational program of the Graduate School "Experimental Plant Sciences" (EPS).

Additional information

For more information you can contact Dr. R. (Richard) Kormelink by e-mail richard.kormelink@wur.nl or telephone 0317-483085.

Please do not send your application directly to the people mentioned above, but instead use the website to apply for this position.

You can apply up and until May 28, 2018
For this position you can only apply on line: www.wageningenur.nl/career