[Arabidopsis] Post-doctoral Research Scientist position in UK

smita kurup (RRes-Roth) via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by smita.kurup from bbsrc.ac.uk)
Thu Dec 13 09:54:21 EST 2007

Applications are invited for a 3 year BBSRC-funded Post-Doctoral Developmental Biologist in the Crop Development and Genomics group (King group) at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK. The research project will investigate "modulation of seed size in oilseed rape (Brassica napus)" using a combination of developmental, genetic and cell-biological approaches. The project involves collaboration with Professor Rod Scott (University of Bath) and with a research technician assigned to the project (based at Bath). The project will utilise knowledge of biological processes obtained in Arabidopsis to understand mechanisms controlling seed size in the related Brassica crop species. 

Research in the above group focuses on molecular genetics and developmental biology of rapeseed composition and productivity by utilising comparative genomics and trait dissection in model and crop plants. This work is complemented by embryo and developmental studies in Arabidopsis and Brassica. 

Candidates should have an excellent track record and experience in developmental biology (plant or animal) or genetics, and standard molecular techniques. Experience in embryology, cell biology, microscopy or micro-dissection would be advantageous. 

We are searching for an experienced post-doctoral researcher who can work independently. Candidates should be highly motivated, creative and capable of contributing productively as part of a team. Proven ability to write scientific papers is desirable. Rothamsted Research has excellent laboratory and glasshouse facilities, along with first-class support in bio-informatics, statistics and bio-imaging (http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/).

 The post is funded for 36 months at Band 6-PD. The appointment is full time with a starting salary normally in the region of £24,200 to £27,200 per annum (pay award pending). For informal discussion, please contact Dr. Smita Kurup (smita.kurup from bbsrc.ac.uk). 

Apply by application form only, available with further particulars from our website
www.rothamsted.bbsrc.ac.uk or from the HR Group, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ. 

Please quote reference 1020. 

Closing date: 8 January 2008 

An Equal Opportunities Employer



Dr S Kurup
Department of Plant Sciences
Rothamsted Research
Herts AL5 2JQ

Tel No. 01582 763133 ext 2589
Fax No. 01582 763010 


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