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Postdoctoral Researcher: “Deciphering the mechanisms of nuclear calcium encoding”

A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available in Charpentier laboratory at the John Innes Centre, UK, to unravel the regulatory mechanism of the newly identified nuclear localized calcium channel required for root legume symbioses.

The main purpose of the role is to determine how CNGC15s are regulated to generate nuclear calcium signals essential to root legume symbioses and to explore the function of this regulation beyond symbioses processes. The Postdoctoral Researcher will benefit from a highly interdisciplinary and international environment, with outstanding institutional support.

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in either Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Chemistry or Genetics, with experience in Molecular biology and Chemistry being essential.

Salary on appointment will be within the range £30,750 to £37,750 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This position is available with immediate effect and is for a contract of 36 months.

To apply for this vacancy please visit our web site or contact Human Resources, Norwich BioScience Institutes Partnership, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK, 01603 450149, quoting reference 1003195. Applicants are invited to send their CV (with contact details of three referees) and a short cover letter explaining their motivation and interest to join the lab to work on the nuclear calcium signalling in root legume symbioses and plant development.

Please email Dr. Myriam Charpentier directly for further information at

The closing date for applications will be 30th April 2017.

As a Disability Confident employer, John Innes Centre guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. The JIC is also proud to hold a Silver Award from Athena SWAN and is a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme. 

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.


The John Innes Centre is an independent, world-leading international centre of excellence in plant science and microbiology.  Our scientific reputation is built on our commitment to excellence and to training and developing our staff, the provision of outstanding research facilities, and through a high performing environment.

Our researchers are leaders in a wide range of disciplines in the biological and chemical sciences including microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics, molecular biology, computation and mathematical biology.  The strength and impact of our research is demonstrated through our publication output, as well as our economic impact.

JIC is committed to an equal opportunities agenda that encourages flexible working to support career development and a good work-life balance. JIC holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award.

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