PhD student position in plant biology

The group of Prof. Cyril Zipfel studies sensing and signaling mediated by plant receptor kinases. The group is currently based at The Sainsbury Laborarory in Norwich (UK), but will move to IPMB-UZH in June 2018.

The project concerns the deciphering of novel aspects of plant signaling mediated by receptor kinases with a special emphasis on the role played by dynamic post-translational modifications. The project will employ a combination of modern physiological, genetic, biochemical and bio-imaging approaches.

The candidate must hold a Master’s degree in biology (or equivalent). The successful candidate will be creative, ambitious and highly motivated. Previous experience in plant biology is preferable but is not strictly required. Excellent English written and oral skills.

We offer
a 4-year PhD position in an inspiring and international environment with access to cutting-edge resources and high-profile international collaborations.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send their application documents (cover letter, CV, description of research experience and motivation, names of at least two academic references) as one pdf document per e-mail to Prof. Cyril Zipfel (cyril.zipfel@tsl.ac.uk).

Application deadline: 31 May 2018

PostDoc in the area of Plant Developmental Genetics

Are you interested in a research project within the area of Plant Developmental Genetics?

In our group within the Department of Plant Developmental Genetics at the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology of the University of Zurich are several Diploma and PhD positions available.


You will use molecular, biochemical, cell biological and genetic techniques. If you are interested to join an international team please contact:  Prof. Dr. Ueli Grossniklaus