Opening For Postdoctoral Scientist – Crop Genetics

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Opening For Postdoctoral Scientist – Crop Genetics

Location: Norwich
Salary: £28,100 to £34,430 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary 
Closes: 20th June 2014
Job Ref: 1002634
A postdoctoral position is available in the Saunders group at the John Innes Centre in partnership with The Genome Analysis Centre.
The Saunders group focuses on dissecting the molecular mechanisms that drive pathogen evolution and adaptation using a multi-disciplinary approach. The appointee will work on characterising genes from the wheat yellow rust pathogen Puccinia striiformis f. sp tritici (PST), that have been identified as playing a potential role in adaptation. The appointee will functionally characterise the activity of the corresponding proteins through the identification of interacting host protein partners, with the aim to gain novel insights into the physiological processes targeted and manipulated for the benefit of the pathogen.
The work will involve an array of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry and plant pathology techniques. Applicants should have a PhD in molecular biology preferably with a focus on plant-microbes and experience in cell biology techniques, specifically the use of confocal microscopy would be beneficial. Familiarity with computer programming and next-generation sequencing techniques would be advantageous.
This post is for a contract of 24 months in the first instance.
For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website  or contact Human Resources, NBI Partnership, Norwich Bioscience Institutes, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK, 01603 450149 quoting reference 1002634. As a user of the disability symbol, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria for this vacancy.
The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer