The Faculty of Science, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences at University of Amsterdam (UvA) seeking a postdoctoral researcher for an ambitious project on the important plant pathogen Xanthomonas campestris.

About the project:
  • In this interdisciplinary project, aim to unveil the underpinning process that results in reduced disease susceptibility.
  • This genetics project will be executed in close collaboration with a PhD candidate and industry.
  • The candidate will be embedded in a team that aims to provide breeding solutions for devastating plant diseases by studying the underpinning virulence mechanisms at the molecular level using state-of-the-art technologies.


  • A recent PhD degree in the field of plant-microbe interactions with one or more publications as first author in a peer-reviewed scientific journal (IF >4);
  • Preferentially, skilled in plant genetics (crossing, mapping populations, EMS) and big data analysis including Bioinformatics scripting in Phyton, R studio or related;
  • Hands-on experience in and affinity with molecular biology (Gibson assembly, Goldengate, Gateway cloning strategies, CRISPR-Cas strategies, synthetic biology, plant transformations);
  • An enthusiasm and willingness to become multidisciplinary with a keen eye on functional plant gene studies (including protein work);
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken, with proven in experience in writing scientific papers / grants.


Apply online and applications in .pdf should include:

  • A motivation letter and CV, including a list of publications and grades for MSc thesis projects
  • Contact information of two academic referees
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Country Netherlands
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Plant Genetics, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31 August 2021

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