Post-doctoral research associate available in the Kameoka lab

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral research associate position in the group of Dr. Hiromu Kameoka at China Academy of Science (CAS) Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences (CEMPS). Our group is also affiliated with Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science (CEPAMS), a CAS-John Innes Centre (JIC) joint research centre.

Job Description

Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) symbiosis originated shortly after plant terrestrialization and is currently conserved in more than 70% of land plants. Therefore, elucidating AM symbiosis is crucial for understanding plant physiology, ecology, and evolution. Our focus is on AM symbiosis, particularly the signalling molecules. We use an integrated approach combining genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and natural product chemistry.

The successful candidate will participate in projects related to :1. identification of signaling molecules regulating the growth/symbiosis of AM fungi, 2. exploration of unidentified plant hormone KL / analysis of KL biosynthesis and metabolic pathways, or 3. Analysis of AM fungal genes involved in the AM symbiosis signal. The candidate can also apply grants and work independently on his/her own projects.

Term: 2 years, with possibility of extension

Salary: Negotiable. We offer a competitive salary according to the qualification of applicants and CEMPS standards.

Location: CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Shanghai, China


We are looking for a candidate who has a Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, or any other related research discipline. Basic English speaking, reading, and writing skills, along with good communication and interpersonal skills, are essential.

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Related publications

Kameoka, H. et al. Stimulation of asymbiotic sporulation in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi by fatty acids. Nat. Microbiol. 4, 1654–1660 (2019).

Kameoka, H. et al. DIENELACTONE HYDROLASE LIKE PROTEIN1 negatively regulates the KAI2-ligand pathway in Marchantia polymorpha. Curr. Biol. 33, 3505–3513 (2023).

Kameoka, H., Maeda, T., Okuma, N. & Kawaguchi, M. Structure-specific regulation of nutrient transport and metabolism in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Plant Cell Physiol. 60, 2272–2281 (2019).