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Senior Postdoctoral Researcher

Applications are invited for a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Laboratory of Professor Caroline Dean.


The Dean Group’s research is studying gene silencing mechanisms at the Arabidopsis FLC locus, focusing on the intersection of chromatin, transcription and non-coding RNAs.

The role

The successful candidate will support the smooth running of the Dean Group by deputising for Professor Dean when she is away in Cambridge (usually one and half days a week). This will include training new arrivals and helping to supervise the work of students and other Group members.

They will also individually execute a research project to dissect the effect of natural variant SNPs on the molecular basis of Polycomb switching mechanisms at FLC.

The ideal candidate

Applicants should possess a PhD (full award) in a relevant, scientific subject. They should also have substantial experience of conducting effective scientific research at postdoctoral level, a passion for science and a drive to dissect mechanism. Knowledge and skills in chromatin analysis, molecular biology and proteomics knowledge is desirable.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £39,990 to £48,775 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a full-time contract for a period of five years.

Interviews are expected to be held on 15 June 2020.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or quoting reference 1003857.

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 1 June 2020.

The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

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