Jul 15 2020
The two-spotted spider mite is a serious pest in agriculture. It feeds on an over 1,100 different plant species. After many researches the observed CRISPR-Cas9 efficiency was very low. In this project, they want to significantly improve this efficiency. The final aim is to develop this unique tool for genome editing and use it to provide proof of principle for the involvement of key factors in adaptation in this species.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Botany and plant science
- Molecular Biology
- Computational Biology
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This position is for 1 year, which will normally be extended to 4 years in case of a positive evaluation.
As a candidate, you have/are:
- A MSc degree in Biology, Bioscience Engineering, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Bio-informatics or equivalent (or will have this degree at the beginning of the project); related degrees may be considered but only when sufficient background in molecular biology and bioinformatics can be clearly demonstrated.
- Well acquainted with molecular biology and/or bioinformatics.
- A drive to answer biological questions.
- An analytical, critical and independent attitude.
- Excellent skills for time management and the ability to meet objectives within set deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and with minimum supervision.
- Proficient in English, both written and oral.
- Have a strong interest or experience in/with genetic transformation of arthropods, protein expression or analysis of sequencing data.
Depending on your staff employment category, different regulations covering salary, holiday pay, bonuses and insurance packages apply.
Information for university payroll staff
- Salaries are paid on the last working day on the month, forwarded to the next business day if this day is falls on the weekend or a bank holiday. Your bank details are needed for payment, and delays or additional expenses may apply for foreign transfers.
- Bonus amounts depend on your pay grade and employment rate. Holiday pay for staff can amount to 92% of the employee’s gross salary (based on April or June). End-of-year bonuses usually amount to between 53% and 70% of the November salary. Postdoctoral scholarship recipients don’t receive an end-of-year bonus.
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First Step: Interested candidates should submit an application no later than 15th of July 2020 to Leen Dierick (Leen.Dierick@ugent.be).
Second Step: The application should contain:
- A motivation letter to introduce yourself and to highlight the key points you should be considered for the position.
- A curriculum vitae including:
- Educational qualifications,
- Employment history if applicable,
- Research fields and current.
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This Scholarship Published by:
“Habiba Ashraf/ Egypt“
“Iman Abdulmonim/ Egypt“
MARJ3 Scholarship Team