Postdoctoral Scientist

Postdoctoral Scientist

Wolf B Frommer

40225, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Postdoctoral Scientist


 at Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany


The group of Wolf Frommer at HHU seeks a highly motivated, detail orientated and passionate Postdoc with experiences in molecular biology, plant pathogen interaction and/or plant metabolic pathways to develop diagnostic tools and study the molecular mechanisms underlying susceptibility of rice to bacterial blight disease caused by Xanthomonas oryzae.


Our group group investigates different transport mechanisms that plants use to absorb nutrients and carry them through the cell membranes. Our goal is to understand how membrane transporters contribute to crop plant yield and disease susceptibility. We hope that understanding these mechanisms will contribute breeding of crop plants with higher yield and resistance to pathogens. Our main focus is on plants yet we also study transport processes in microorganisms. To interrogate these processes we use classical genetics, genome engineering, electrophysiology, fluorescence microscopy and in vivobiochemistry. Part of our work is a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop bacterial blight resistant rice varieties for smallholder farmers in developing countries in Asia and Africa that is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 


For this project, we seek a postdoctoral scientist available as soon as possible. Candidates should have a doctoral degree and a strong background in molecular biology, genetics and/or plant biochemistry. A good understanding of plant microbe interaction, previous experience in molecular work with rice or Xanthomonas as well as genome editing are advantageous. 


Please submit a single pdf-file containing a cover letter explaining relevant work experience and interests, a CV with publication list, and contact information of three references to apply. The application should be sent via e-mail to 


Further information about the research in the Frommer lab and the humanitarian Healthy Crops project at http://www.molecular-physiology.hhu.deand


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Postdoctoral Scientist