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Postdoctoral Researcher (Harwood Lab)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Professor Wendy Harwood laboratory , to work on a joint project with Glasgow University.

The role

We are seeking an experienced Postdoctoral Researcher to join a project between Glasgow University (Professor Mike Blatt) and the John Innes Centre (Professor Wendy Harwood) to utilise optogenetics in enhancing stomatal function and its translation in the field.

The post at the John Innes Centre will focus on translation of innovations in model species into Brassica and cereal crops. Specifically, it will involve construct design and assembly, Brassica and barley transformation, promoter testing and analysis of transgenic plants.

The post is to start March 2020, or soon thereafter, and the post holder will be expected to spend a few months during the project working in the Lab of Professor Mike Blatt in Glasgow.

The ideal candidate

Candidates should possess a PhD in Plant Sciences, or substantial laboratory experience. Recent experience in plant tissue culture and transformation is essential, as are good molecular biology skills.

Experience in construct design and assembly, barley transformation or brassica transformation would be advantageous.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,625 to £38,575 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a fulltime post for a period of three years.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003852.

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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. The John Innes Centre is also proud to hold a Gold Award from Athena SWAN and is a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

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