Research Associate in Epigenetics of Plants Free University of Berlin, Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy Germany

Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy - Institute of Biology - Epigenetics of Plants

research assistant (postdoc) within the framework of the excellence initiative and of the CRC 979

full-time job

limited to 31.12.2018

Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU

reference-code: BCP IBE 09 17


After flowering induction, plants usually show a continuous generation of flowers. We have shown that the maintenance of flowering is epigentically controlled and have isolated (epigenetic) mutants, which display vegetative features after flowering induction. These plants show an extended lifespan, but produce less seeds and fruits.


Job description:


In this project, the isolated mutants shall be characterized epigenetically, biochemically and molecularly to identify their target genes and interaction partners. In addition, the influence of abiotic stressors on the stability of flowering induction will be analysed.




Dr.rer. nat. in Biology or Biochemistry


Job experiences:


The candidates need to have a strong experimental background in molecular plant sciences, with a focus on either plant development or epigenetics. Experience in bioinformatics (with R) and Microsoft Office are an advantage.


Desirable: Very good English skills are important, German skills are not a requirement, but advantageous. The candidates should be team players and have the ability to work conceptually and independently.


Applications should contain a single PDF file, comprise study records, two letters of recommendation, a motivation letter clearly stating the interest in the project, in plant epigenetics and the group, a CV (including study records and publications) and a summary of the PhD thesis should be sent to


Applications including all relevant documents and quoting the reference code should be submitted by October 16th, 2017 to


Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy
Institute of Biology
Prof. Dr. Dr. Daniel Schubert's Profile
Queen Luise-Str. 12-16
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