Gyeongsang National University Korea Plant Molecular Biology Postdoc Vacancy ~ helpBIOTECH

08 September 2015

Gyeongsang National University Korea Plant Molecular Biology Postdoc Vacancy

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Postdoctoral Fellowship available

Postdoctoral Fellowships are applicable to in the National Research Laboratory located at Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Research Center Program in Gyeongsang National University (GNU), Jinju, Korea.

Track I. Korean Research Fellowship: Up to KRW 70 million per annum per researcher, up to 5 year. This small grant should be applied to NRF by Oct 7, 2015 with invited PI agreement. Thus, applicants for Track I should be highly qualified. Researchers who have obtained their doctoral degree within the past five years. Final selection is expected in Nov, 2015.

- Personnel expenses KRW 50 million
- Living Expenses KRW 12 million(for residence, family) KRW 800,000 for single.
- Others: Up to KRW 5 million (Insurance, air fare, moving expenses)
Track II. Research Fellowship in Brain Korea 21 program: Up to KRW 30 million per annum per researcher, 2 - 4 years

Postdoctoral Fellows will take part in one of the following projects

1. Characterization of plasmodesmatal components using molecular-genetic-biochemical study:
2. Improvement of local and long-distance sucrose transport using plasmodesmal engineering
3. Development of efficient plant homologous recombination technology using CRISPR/Cas9

We are seeking a highly motivated and excellent postdoctoral candidate for this program. The successful postdoctoral candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. degree and to have experience in related fields. English language skills are required.

We are supported by BK21 Plus Program (supported by NRF) and Next-Generation BioGreen 21 Program (supported by RDA). Please see some references from our publications.

Auxin-callose Mediated Plasmodesmal Gating is Essential for Tropic Auxin Gradient Formation and Signaling. Developmental Cell 28(2) : 132-146.

 Transcription factor-mediated cell-to-cell signalling in plants. Journal of Experimental Botany 65(7): 1737-1749.

 Evolutionary and molecular analysis of Dof transcription factors identified a conserved motif for intercellular protein trafficking. New Phytologist 198(4) : 1250-1260

Chaperonins facilitate KNOTTED1 cell-to-cell trafficking and stem cell function Science 333(6046) : 1141-1144.

 Analysis of Arabidopsis transcription factor families revealed extensive capacity for cell-to-cell movement as well as discrete trafficking patterns Mol Cells 32(6) : 519-526.

Send CV, and your representative published paper pdf. If you are selected in first round screening, you will be contacted for further document or interview.


Jae-Yean Kim, Division of Applied Life Science (BK21 Plus program) in Gyeongsang National University (GNU), Jinju, Korea.
Tel: 82-55-772-1361


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