Postdoctoral Researcher (Borrill Group)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Borrill Group at the John Innes Centre, working on cutting-edge science understanding gene function in wheat.

About the Borrill Group

The Borrill group aims to understand gene function in wheat, with a view to improving the nutritional value of the grain. This goal is complicated by the polyploid nature of the wheat genome; therefore, the group also seeks to understand the effects of polyploidy on gene expression and phenotype in wheat.

The role

The Postdoctoral Researcher will investigate the spatial expression patterns of transport and regulatory genes that distribute micronutrients in developing wheat grains. The post holder will design, optimise and carry out spatial transcriptomics in developing wheat grains. They will integrate transcriptomic data with phenotypic and genotypic data to identify candidate genes for functional characterisation.

The ideal candidate

Candidates should have a PhD in Genetics, Genomics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, or related discipline and have demonstrated expertise in molecular/cell biology and genomics. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, alongside the ability to work both independently and effectively within a team.

Additional information

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or quoting reference 1004206.

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity.  As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. We are proud to hold a prestigious Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our inclusive culture, commitment and good practices towards advancing of gender equality. We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family friendly workplace. The Institute is also 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.

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