Chemical Ecologist/Phytochemist : Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Amar Annamalai
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Chemical Ecologist/Phytochemist : Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Ecological Sciences Group
Chemical Ecologist/Phytochemist (Hutton-06-15)
Salary Circa £30, 000 per annum
We are seeking a postdoctoral level chemical ecologist or phytochemist to work at JHI, based in Aberdeen with Prof Glenn Iason in collaboration with senior colleagues from Forest Research and CEH. The project will investigate the resistance of Scots pine trees to invertebrate pests (Pine tree lappet moths, Pine Weevils) and fungal pathogens, and the relationships between defensive chemistry, climate and associated biodiversity in relation to the Scots pine’s population of origin. The post is available for two years from early in 2015 to work on the PROTREE project funded by BBSRC as part of the LWEC-Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative.
The successful candidate will have expertise in organic analyses of the putative plant defences of pine, using GC with mass and flame ionisation detectors, HPLC and other methods as necessary. He or she will be responsible for day to day running of the research project, including coordination and assistance with field work, and sample collection from natural woodland study sites and from a series of common environment transplant experiments around Scotland.
Further information and a job specification is available from www.hutton.ac.uk/careers.
To apply please submit a covering letter and CV (including the names and addresses of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent employer) by e-mail to vacancies@hutton.ac.uk or by post to HR Office Aberdeen, James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH by 9th March 2015. Please note that interviews will take place on 24th March 2015. Informal enquiries can be made to glenn.iason@hutton.ac.uk
Please quote reference number Hutton-06-15 in all correspondence.
The James Hutton Institute
Tel: 0844 928 5428
Scottish Charity No. SC041796