Opening For Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Oxford

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Oxford

Job Ref:     116661

Department of Plant Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford

A 2-year fixed-term postdoctoral position. The postholder will develop a new comparative genomics research project on the variability of gene networks in conifer trees. The project aims to develop and compare gene networks across species by use of transcriptome sequencing. The responsibilities include growing and sampling plant materials to produce RNA-Seq libraries, analysing gene expression, comparing gene sequences and network topologies across species which have adapted to different environments. The postholder will be expected to prepare and present findings at laboratory meetings and departmental seminar and through scientific publications and conferences.

Responsibilities/duties: The postholder will be responsible for carrying out the research project. Responsibilities also include co-supervision of PhD students and collaborations with other team members, maintaining dated, detailed record of all experiments and results, scientific communication of research.

Applicants should have a PhD (or be very close to obtaining) or equivalent in biology, genetics, bioinformatics, plant sciences or equivalent from a recognised university; Have experience in the analysis of large-scale genomic sequence or expression data sets; Be familiar with analysis methods of evolutionary biology; Excellent verbal and written communications skills; Demonstrable ability for team work; Experience in at least one of the following: RNA manipulation, plant physiology and manipulation, gene network construction.

Excellent benefits include 38 days’ leave. This is a full-time position.

Informal enquiries to Professor John MacKay, email:
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 20 February 2015.