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Universität zu Köln | Institute for Plant Sciences

Scientific Assistant (f/m/d) - part-time

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                                               Scientific Assistant  (f/m/d) - part-time

                                                  at the Institute for Plant Sciences


The University of Cologne is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Germany, offering a wide range of subjects. With its six faculties and its interfaculty centres, it offers a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and internationally outstanding profile areas, supported by the administration with its services.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral or doctoral scientist position (f/m/d) in the group of Prof. Marcel Bucher at the University of Cologne and its Cluster of Excellence in Plant Sciences (www.ceplas.eu). The research in the Bucher lab is based on a broad interest in the interactions of terrestrial plants with soil microbiota, with a particular focus on mutualistic symbioses. The main objective of this project is to advance the basic knowledge of the molecular mechanisms regulating the symbiotic association between plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, with a focus on the underlying genetic regulatory network.


Your Tasks


  • Gain in-depth expertise in a combination of relevant strategies such as ChIP-qPCR, RNAseq and molecular physiology of AM symbiosis in WT and mutant plants
  • Validation of regulatory factors through DNA-protein and protein-protein interaction approaches
  • Participation in regular and topical scientific meetings


  • A Master‘s degree or equivalent in biology and experience in molecular biology is essential. 
  • You have a high degree of motivation to leave your own comfort zone, to dare something new and to delve deeply into the subject.
  • Flexibility and a sense of responsibility
  • Organisational and planning skills
  • The ability to work in a team, and independence.
  • Experience in project coordination and in submitting applications is desirable
  • Very good written and spoken German and English language skills are required. Particular experience in scientific writing is important.


Art der Beschäftigung
Zeitraum der Beschäftigung
3 Jahre befristet
TV-L 13
Sonntag, 17. Oktober 2021 - 23:59


Hochschule / Einrichtung
Universität zu Köln
Institut / Einrichtung
Institute for Plant Sciences
Albertus Magnus PLatz
50931 Köln, Deutschland
Herr Prof. Marcel Bucher


Herr Prof. Marcel Bucher



Universität zu Köln | Institute for Plant Sciences

Albertus Magnus PLatz
50931 Köln