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Rothamsted Research

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Post-Doctoral Research Scientist – Plant Biochemistry & Physiology

Salary Details:
£31350 to £32315 per annum
AL5 2JQ, Herts
Work Area:
10 Jul 2020
Overview Of Role

We seek a talented and motivated Post-Doc to join a team working to uncover the plastic responses of plants to abiotic stress. We offer a five-year fully funded position to participate in a European consortium that is working to elucidate fundamental mechanisms underlying plant plasticity in response to environmental change. Research activity will extend from the laboratory to the field; profiling the molecular, physiological and phenotypic response of diverse Camelina germplasm to heat and drought stress.

Experience of measuring plant architectural and yield traits, as well as physiological status and seed traits will be beneficial. Knowledge of plant (oilseed) development and seed maturation will underpin the experimental programme. Furthermore, familiarity with plant lipid biochemistry (lipidomics) and seed protein extraction will be advantageous. Motivation, creativity and ability to work independently are essential for this position. The post holder will benefit from access to excellent technology platforms and research support.

This is a full-time 5 year fixed term contract offering a salary in the range of £31,350 to £32,315 per annum.
Interviews will be carried out 24th July 2020. 
About The Company
Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities. Rothamsted Research values its commitment to equality and diversity in its workforce and we particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented within the organisation.