The Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology (PSC) is a recently created research unit of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), with joint funding from the Chinese central government and the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS). PSC aims to become an international world’s leading center for plant research. It fosters innovative, vibrant, and interactive research groups synergized by a battery of state-of-the-art core facilities, including genomics, metabolomics, proteomics, microscopy and transformation facilities. PSC is located in the picturesque Chenshan Botanical Garden, just 25 miles away from the city center.
The Molecular Plant-Bacteria interactions group, led by Dr. Alberto Macho, focuses on the study of the molecular and biochemical dynamics of type III-secreted effector proteins inside the plant cells, with the goal of gaining a better understanding of both bacterial virulence strategies and plant signaling pathways. We use an integrated multidisciplinary approach combining biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, on both pathogen and host plants.
To accomplish our goals, we are looking for highly motivated individuals with a strong research background in plant biochemistry, molecular biology and/or genetics, and a PhD degree in a related discipline. Previous experience on plant signaling or plant-pathogen interactions is desirable, and laboratory experience with basic protein biochemistry and molecular biology techniques is required. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as well as good English speaking, reading and writing skills. Chinese language is not required. The successful candidate will join a highly dynamic, interdisciplinary and international lab.
Please send your CV and a short research statement (1 page max), including your background and research interests, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include the names and contact information for at least two references.
MPBI group: http://www.psc.ac.cn/research_PI_res.asp?zu=Alberto%20Macho