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Post-doctoral position in oat molecular biology with focus on lipases

Post-doctoral position in oat molecular biology with focus on lipases

Lund University, Sweden

 

ScanOats is a newly established industrial research centre in collaboration between the academy and the industry. We conduct basic and applied research on oats and oat-based products. Oat is an important crop both for the Swedish agriculture and for the food chain. ScanOats is unique in the sense that we cover the entire chain from basic research, genome sequencing, cultivar development, field testing, mild processing and fractionation, and clinical health trials.

Background
The project will focus on developing oat with low lipase activities in the grain. Our available oat genome sequence will be analysed for the presence of lipasbiosynthesis- and other lipase associated genes with a special focus on genes expressed during seed development. Various lipase assays will be developed and oat lines with downregulated lipase activity in the grain will be selected from our oat mutant population. Mutations behind modifies lipase activities will be mapped Low lipase mutated oat lines will be genome sequenced and the molecular mechanisms behind lipase biosynthesis will be elucidated.

The work will be conducted in collaboration with researchers within the other work packages of ScanOats, with CropTailor and with ScanOats industrial partners Lantmännen, Oatly and Swedish Oat Fibre.

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours, as well as supervision of degree projects and doctoral students. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The candidate is expected to contribute to applying for further external research grants.

 

More information to be found here

Location: 
Lund University, SE
Deadline: 
08/07/2018

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