Offer 110 out of 614 from 22/06/22, 14:11


Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Gemüse- und Zier­pflan­zen­bau Groß­bee­ren/Erfurt e.V.

The Leib­niz-Insti­tute of Veget­able and Orna­mental Crops (IGZ) aims for excel­lence in hor­ti­cul­tural research and related plant, envir­on­mental 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.

The sci­ent­ist will be part of the research group “Tem­per­at­ure sens­ing in plants”. Our group is inter­ested to under­stand the molecu­lar mech­an­isms of tem­per­at­ure per­cep­tion in plants. This know­ledge will help us to con­trib­ute to the breed­ing of cli­mate resi­li­ent crops.

We are look­ing for an enthu­si­astic and ambi­tious

Postdoc­toral Researcher in plant tem­per­at­ure sens­ing (f,m,d)

Ref­er­ence num­ber: 16/2022/1

Working field:

Employ­ment will be ini­tially for three years.

The salary will be based on qual­i­fic­a­tion and research exper­i­ence accord­ing to the wage agree­ment TV-L, salary domain east, up to EG 13, full time. The pos­i­tion is suit­able for part-time work.

You will be a team player, inter­ested in work­ing in an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary pro­gramme to under­stand how tem­per­at­ure sens­ing mech­an­isms oper­ate at the cel­lu­lar level. The pro­ject seeks to under­stand how Prion-Domain pro­teins influ­ence tran­scrip­tion in response to tem­per­at­ure. We are spe­cific­ally inter­ested in the earli­est events fol­low­ing tem­per­at­ure per­cep­tion and how these influ­ence the tran­scrip­tional activ­a­tion of tem­per­at­ure respons­ive gene expres­sion.

Tasks include
  • ana­lysis of the effect of PrD vari­ation on tem­per­at­ure depend­ent gene expres­sion
  • cre­ation of assays to ana­lyse the dynam­ics and respons­ive­ness of gene expres­sion in response to tem­per­at­ure
  • ori­ginal research tasks invest­ig­at­ing tem­per­at­ure respons­ive tran­scrip­tional net­works
  • work­ing with other team mem­bers to ana­lyse and invest­ig­ate exper­i­mental data­sets
  • writ­ing sci­entific pub­lic­a­tions and present­a­tion of res­ults to inter­na­tional sci­entific audi­ence


We are look­ing for can­did­ates with
  • a PhD in bio­logy
  • exper­i­ence in devel­op­ing and imple­ment­ing assays for single cell tran­scrip­tional dynam­ics
  • good skills in plant hus­bandry
  • read­i­ness to work together with stu­dents and tech­ni­cians
  • high sense of respons­ib­il­ity, accur­ate­ness, and abil­ity to focus
  • read­i­ness to integ­rate into an inter­na­tional work­ing envir­on­ment
  • good pro­fi­ciency in Eng­lish (both oral and writ­ten) and abil­ity to work in a team

What we offer:

  • a chal­len­ging job in plant sci­ences
  • an inspir­ing and dynamic research envir­on­ment, includ­ing state-of-the art research facil­it­ies
  • extens­ive super­vi­sion and an excit­ing pro­ject of con­sid­er­able fun­da­mental and applied rel­ev­ance
  • flex­ible and fam­ily-friendly work­ing time mod­els
  • a place of employ­ment loc­ated close to Ber­lin and Pots­dam

Please send a motiv­a­tion let­ter stat­ing why this is an inter­est­ing topic for you as well as your CV, names of two ref­er­ences, cop­ies of aca­demic cer­ti­fic­ates and indic­ate your earli­est pos­sible start­ing date.

Con­tact: Prof. Philip Wigge (+49(0)33701 78 411; Fur­ther inform­a­tion can also be found in recent pub­lic­a­tions from our lab (e.g Jung et al. (2016) Sci­ence 354:886, Ezer et al. (2017) Nature Plants 3:17087 and Chung and Bal­cerow­icz et al. (2020) Nature Plants 6: 522).

We encour­age a healthy work-life bal­ance. The IGZ attaches great import­ance to equal oppor­tun­it­ies. Applic­ants with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be given pref­er­ence in case of equal qual­i­fic­a­tions. The IGZ embraces diversity in its work­force, and wel­comes applic­a­tions from all qual­i­fied can­did­ates, irre­spect­ive of age, gender, sexual ori­ent­a­tion, reli­gion, belief or eth­nic ori­gin. In an effort to increase the pro­por­tion of female employ­ees in this area, we spe­cific­ally urge women sci­ent­ists to apply for the pos­i­tion.

How to apply:

We prefer to receive applic­a­tions by email to in pdf format by 17.07.2022. Our postal address is: Per­son­al­büro, Insti­tute for Veget­able and Orna­mental Crops, Theodor-Echter­meyer-Weg 1, D-14979 Groß­beeren.