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Postdoctoral Researchers

Our team at the University of Essex is hiring two Senior Research Officers:

  • Duties of the Role (1/2)

    The post holder will deliver the specific overarching aim of the RIPE funded research project: to use physiological and molecular biological techniques to exploit new information from our existing transgenic lines with improved photosynthesis.

    Duties will include engaging in individual and/or collaborative research activity; characterising the physiology of transgenic lines with manipulated photosynthetic processes; using a range of techniques to determine novel targets for increasing photosynthetic induction including stomatal targets; and writing reports and assisting in the preparation of publications.

    The candidate will use a combination of approaches including infra-red gas exchange analysis, chlorophyll fluorescence and imaging techniques.

    Qualifications and Skills required

    The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Plant Biology, Physiology or Molecular Biology and will have evidence of a developing research agenda, engagement in high-quality research activity and developing research profile.

    Experience of plant physiology and knowledge of photosynthesis and of Infra-red gas exchange are essential for this post, along with strong communication skills and the ability and willingness to engage in knowledge exchange and outreach activities as related to the research goals of the project.

    This post is available immediately and is funded for an initial period of 24 months. For more information, please reference the original job post and job pack. Apply by February 24, 2020. 
     
  • Duties of the Role (2/2)

    The post holder will deliver the specific overarching aim of the RIPE funded research project: to use physiological, biochemical and omics approaches to exploit new information from our existing transgenic lines with improved photosynthesis to increase the precision of computational predictions and thereby identify the best targets combinations of targets to manipulate.

    Duties will include engaging in individual and/or collaborative research activity; designing and building gene constructs for plant transformation; and molecular, biochemical and physiological characterisation of transgenic lines.

    A full list of duties can be found within the attached jobpack. 

    Qualifications and Skills required

    The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Plant Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline and will have evidence of a developing research agenda, engagement in high-quality research activity and developing research profile.

    Experience of plant molecular biology, biochemistry and/or omics and the ability to plan and carry out experiments, troubleshoot problems and deliver the objectives of the project are essential for this post, along with strong communication skills.

    This post is available immediately and is funded for an initial period of 24 months.

    This post is available immediately and is funded for an initial period of 24 months. For more information, please reference the original job post and job pack. Apply by February 24, 2020. 

 


Illinois Summer Fellows

We are accepting applications for the 2020 Illinois Summer Fellowship from students in their first or second year of the Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford who have an interest in plant physiology, food security, bioenergy, crop phenotyping, genetics, genomics, biochemistry, image analysis, statistics or associated fields. Selected Illinois Summer Fellows will spend the summer at Illinois contributing to plant science research, working alongside a postdoctoral researcher mentor, to contribute to larger projects related to increasing food and bioenergy production. Learn more and apply online.


If you are interested in joining a specific lab on the project, we encourage you to reach out to the lab's principal investigator directly to inquire about future openings. If you need help identifying a lab that aligns with your skills and interests, please contact us.