17 August 2015
3 vacant positions in the Marquardt lab
One postdoc position and two PhD fellowships are open in the Marquardt lab at Copenhagen Plant Science Centre. The positions are financially supported by a Hallas Møller Investigator Award that Sebastian Marquardt recently received from the Novo Nordic Foundation.
The Marquardt lab is interested in understanding the functional significance of abundant yet mysterious non-coding sequences present in genomes. We employ cutting edge budding yeast technology to identify the molecular mechanisms controlling transcription of non-coding sequences into non-coding RNA. We disrupt these regulatory mechanisms in complex organisms such as Arabidopsis to study the functional roles of non-coding transcription in plant environmental responses.
The postdoc will be working to advance the understanding of molecular mechanisms controlling divergent non-coding transcription. The first PhD project will focus on identifying novel pathways controlling divergent non-coding transcription from gene promoters. And the second PhD project will work on identifying suitable candidate lncRNA in the model plant Arabidopsis.