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Postdoctoral Researcher – Plant Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Salary Details:
£31350 to £32315
Location:
AL5 2JQ, Herts
Work Area:
Science
20 Jun 2021
Overview Of Role

We have a good opportunity for a Postdoctoral Researcher – Plant Biochemistry/Molecular Biology in the plant proteostasis group in the Plant Sciences Department at Rothamsted Research.  The post is funded by a BBSRC Transformation Program project ‘New regulators of iron homeostasis in plants’, that aims to understand the mechanism by which iron homeostasis is dysregulated in an Arabidopsis mutant. The potential processes include protein degradation, plant hormone biosynthesis and transcriptional regulation. The goal is to confirm the key players involved in the processes and clarify the hierarchy of different players.

The post holder is required to have experience in Plant RNA and protein isolation and confocal microscopy. Previous experience in generating and characterising transgenic plants and genome editing is desirable but not essential. Informal enquiries should be directed to hongtao.zhang@rothamsted.ac.uk

This full-time position will be based at our Harpenden site, offering a fixed-term appointment for 12 months with a salary in the range of £31,350 to £32,315 per annum.

Due to current Coronavirus restrictions and the requirement to start as soon as possible as a condition of the grant funding, applicants who currently have the right to work in the UK will normally be given priority when shortlisting.

Closing Date: 20th June 2021

Interviews will be held on the 30th June 2021.

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.