John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK.
Reference 15 93 - Post-Doctoral position in plant shoot development
A post-doctoral position is available to carry out research on genetic regulation of shoot meristem function-leaf pattering interactions within the laboratory of Dr. Mary Byrne. Key components of this interaction include KNOX homeodomain transcription factor genes, that are required for meristem function, and the myb domain transcription factor ASYMMETRIC LEAVES1, which is required for leaf dorsoventral patterning. The research project will use genetic and molecular methods to isolate and define the function of additional components in the AS1-KNOX gene pathway. Further details of this project and other research opportunities in the same laboratory can be obtained from Dr. Mary Byrne (mary.byrne At bbsrc.ac.uk) and by visiting our web site http://www.jic.bbsrc.ac.uk/staff/mary-byrne/index.htm.
Candidates should have, or expect shortly to receive, a PhD in biological sciences and have experience in genetics and /or developmental biology. Good communication and organisational skills with the ability to design, plan and interpret original experiments in an independent, innovative manner are essential.
This is limited term contract where the appointment is expected to last for a period of two years. Salary on appointment will be within the range of £23,022 to £26,541 per annum (pay award pending). JIC offers a choice of a final salary and stakeholder pensions.
Application forms and further information can be obtained from http://www.jic.bbsrc.ac.uk/corporate/opportunities/vacancies/listings.htm
or requested by e-mail from: nbi.recruitment At bbsrc.ac.uk
or obtained by writing to:
Norwich BioScience Institutes, Norwich Research Park
Colney, Norwich, UK, NR4 7UH
Please quote post reference number 15 93 on all correspondence.
The closing date for completed applications will be
01 December 2006.