Postdoc and PhD position in
novel gene expression regulatory mechanisms in plants
Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics PAS is looking for candidates for a Postdoc and 2 PhD position starting on 1 of October or as soon as possible there after. Eligible Postdoc candidates must have a PhD title obtained less then 7 years before ago, subject to maternity and medical extension. The Postdoc position is for 3 years with a possible extension, and the PhD is for 4 years with a possible extension for one year. The positions are founded by an NCN grant awarded to Szymon Swiezewski.
Szymon Swiezewski laboratory is interested in studying different aspects of seed dormancy regulator DOG1 gene, with an emphasis on novel gene expression regulatory mechanisms in plants. Our work has helped to understand how DOG1 expression is regulated.
We have characterized a non-protein coding antisense transcript at DOG1 locus that controls seed dormancy and act in cis (1). We also discovered a SWI/SNF based regulatory mechanism by 3’ end of genes (2). Our work has lead to description of a tight coupling between splicing and transcription at DOG1 and genome-wide in Arabidopsis (3).
In this project we will explore the molecular mechanism underlying the proposed splicing induced transcriptional elongation check point at alternative splice sites in Arabidopsis.
We are seeking enthusiastic candidates. For Postdoc position we require: documented track record of publications and expertise in RNA/chromatin/NGS. For PhD position we are seeking enthusiastic candidates, no specific expertise in RNA/chromatin/NGS is required but will be an advantage. Please apply by submitting your application, including CV and a motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
more information, including requirements can be found at http://ibb.waw.pl/~team.swiezewski/recruitment.html
Deadline: 30 of June 2017.
1 Archacki, et al., Swiezewski. NAR. 2017
2 Fedak, Palusinska, et al., Swiezewski. PNAS 2016
3 Dolata J, Guo Y, et al., Swiezewski. EMBO 2015