PhD position: RNAi in pest control (Germany)

The Department of Evolutionary Developmental Genetics at the Georg-August-University Göttingen (Prof. Bucher) and BAYER (Crop Science Division) are looking for a PhD Student. The position should be filled by April or May 2016. The regular working hours will be 25,87 hours per week (65%) with a limited contract of 3 years. Salary: Pay grade 13 TV-L (65%).

RNA interference (RNAi) mediated by double stranded RNA is currently under consideration as an additional option for pest management purposes. However, some insect pests remain poorly amenable to RNAi by dsRNA, which limits the application of this technique. You will join our efforts to study the mode of uptake of dsRNA, and to understand its potential and limitations in terms of pest control measures. The project aims to understand the biological basis of RNAi efficiency in different insect taxa by in vitro and in vivo studies and will be conducted on model species and relevant pests. Primary focus is to study the uptake, transport, efficacy and mode of action of interfering RNA molecules by biological, biochemical and molecular means.

Please apply until February 29th

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