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Postdoctoral Researcher (Zilberman Lab)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Laboratory of Dr Daniel Zilberman at the John Innes Centre based in Norwich, UK.


The John Innes Centre is an internationally-renowned plant and microbial biology research institute housing world-leading scientists and featuring state-of-the-art infrastructure.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will benefit from training in the Zilberman laboratory, close collaboration with the Feng and Howard research groups, interactions with other JIC scientists, and career development programs available at John Innes Centre.

The role

The Zilberman laboratory studies the inheritance, function and evolution of DNA methylation, a key epigenetic mechanism that regulates plant and animal gene expression.

The successful candidate will perform genetic experiments and bioinformatics analyses that assess genomic DNA methylation, gene expression, histone modification, nucleosome positioning, small RNA and gene expression datasets. The candidate will work closely with mathematical modelers.

The ideal candidate

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Biological Sciences with a high-quality publication record. The candidate must have experience with plant genomics, including ChIP-seq, Methyl-seq and RNA-seq experiments, and be proficient with bioinformatic analysis of genomic data.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This post is for a contract of 2 years, with the potential to be extended.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003673. Click here to find out more about working at the John Innes Centre.

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.

The closing date for applications will be 15 May 2019.  

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.

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