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Postdoctoral Researcher (Schlimpert Group)

We’re looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Laboratory of Dr Susan Schlimpert to investigate bacterial cell division and multicellular development.

The Schlimpert lab studies the molecular and cell biological mechanisms involved in the control of multicellular development in the antibiotic-producing genus of bacteria Streptomyces. Our approach focuses on key regulatory and structural proteins involved in cell division, chromosome segregation and cell differentiation. In doing so, we exploit a broad range of techniques ranging from cell biology, global ‘omics’ approaches such as RNA-seq and ChIP-seq, genetics, biochemistry and structural biology.

The role

Working as part of a team led by Dr Susan Schlimpert, you will undertake independent and innovative research to support and accelerate progress in ongoing projects in the lab. You will apply genetic, biochemical and cell biological approaches to characterise the role of novel proteins involved in cell division and cellular differentiation in Streptomyces.

The ideal candidate

The candidate should hold a PhD in molecular microbiology and have demonstrated expertise in microbiology, molecular biology, bacterial cell biology and/or biochemistry. Excellent oral and written communication is required.

The appointment is for 1 year initially – which offers an ideal opportunity for somebody who is looking for a short-term appointment to support ongoing projects in the lab and gain extra experience. Or for a motivated recent PhD graduate who wishes to develop an independent project and to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship with support from the host lab. Informal enquiries about potential projects and project ideas are welcome.

Additional information

Interviews will be held at the end of February/beginning of March 2022. Please apply by submitting a cover letter, a CV, list of publications and contact details for at least 2 references.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or quoting reference 1004175.

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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