Post-Doc Scientist – Plant/Crop Physiology
Salary Details:£29,842 – £32,315 per annum
Closing Date:30 Aug 2018
Overview Of Role
We currently have an exciting opportunity for Post-Doc Scientist to join a project funded through the International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) which will employ novel chemical technology in wheat yield improvement.
The project will screen wide-ranging wheat germplasm withT6P precursor to assess for genetic variation in source (photosynthesis) and sink processes (grain number and size) and synchronisation of source and sink. Based at Rothamsted the role will involve travel to field trial sites at CIMMYT, Mexico in each of the 3 years to perform physiological analysis after T6Pspray. Subsequent genetic analysis will be performed including GWAS, QTL, gene expression andSNP marker discovery.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in molecular plant/crop physiology or a degree in biological /agricultural science. Knowledge of GWAS, QTL and SNP marker discovery is essential, together with interest in resource use efficiency source-sink, sugar metabolism and integration of plant processes.
The ideal candidate will be solution oriented, with energy and drive to excel in output and quality of data. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
This is a full-time, 3 year fixed term appointment.
Informal enquiries can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Interview will be held: 13th September 2018
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. …
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