28.03.2017 14:40

PhD Position "Small RNAs as mobile signals in Plant Development"

Faculty of Science, Center for Plant Molecular Biology

PhD Student

Starting date

The position is available immediately


4 years, including an initial six-months probationary period


At the E13 level in accordance to the guidelines of the University of Tübingen and will dependent on previous experience and qualifications.

Project Description

The project addresses the role of small RNAs as intercellular signals in shoot apical meristem function and leaf patterning in Arabidopsis. Through the use of advanced developmental biology approaches, including live confocal imaging and computational modeling, it seeks to address how leaves attain their flattened architecture.


Background in Developmental Genetics or Plant Molecular Biology. Experience with confocal imaging and/or computational modeling is highly advantageous.


A single PDF that includes curriculum vitae, motivation letter and contact details of three referees.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Inquiries and address of application

Marja Timmermans, PhD
Alexander von Humboldt Professor
University of Tübingen
ZMBP -­ Developmental Genetics and Cell Biology Auf der Morgenstelle 32, 72076 Tübingen, Germany Email:  marja.timmermans@zmbp.uni­‐



The ZMBP is a world-­class center for Plant Biology research and is situated in a brand-new and well­equipped building in the University of Tübingen science campus. The University of Tübingen is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and individuals with disabilities.