[Drosophila] Job vacancy at Syngenta, Berkshire, UK

jim.goodchild from syngenta.com via dros%40net.bio.net (by jim.goodchild from syngenta.com)
Tue Mar 11 06:54:25 EST 2008

Dear all,
	I work for Syngenta at Jealott's Hill Research Station,
Berkshire, UK where I lead a team using chemical genetics and
electrophysiology approaches to understanding the mode of action of
insecticides and mechanisms of insecticide resistance.  I currently have
a vacancy for a 12 month temporary position (laboratory based) in my
team.  A brief description of the role is below.  If anyone would like
to know more they can e-mail me at jim.goodchild from syngenta.com.
Interested applicants should send a CV accompanied by a short
description of their background and interest.

Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable
agriculture through innovative research and technology. Understanding
the mode of action of insecticidal compounds is a key issue in the
development of new crop protection products. Genetic and biochemical
assays allow us to answer critical questions about the way small
molecules act on insect pests.  We are looking to recruit a senior
experimentalist for twelve months, working in the Invertebrate Genetics
and Physiology team within the Bioscience Dept based at Jealott's Hill
International Research Centre near Bracknell in the UK.  The job holder
will be required to deliver high quality data to tight deadlines, to
rapidly learn new tasks and have a creative and scientific approach to
problem solving.  They will be required to work flexibly across
projects, to determine or monitor modes of action or establish the
intrinsic potencies of new lead chemicals.  This may involve the
application of forward genetic approaches in Drosophila to the study of
pathophysiological response to insecticide treatment or to the
understanding of the basis of insecticide resistance.  The work may
involve comparing behavioural, symptomological or electrophysiological
responses in wild-type and mutant backgrounds.  Laboratory experience in
any of the following areas would be of value but is not essential; model
organism genetics, phenotypic analysis, bioinformatics, studies of
behaviour or symptomology, patch-clamping, neuronal or neuromuscular
recording, microinjection, sterile-technique, cell or tissue culture,
assaying of calcium-flux or membrane potential using fluorescent dyes,
confocal microscopy and imaging.  Candidates will have postgraduate
qualifications and/or practical experience in biological or biochemical
research.  The candidate must be computer literate and capable of
working both independently and as part of a team.  Good organisation
skills and attention to detail are required.  He or she will have
excellent written and oral communication skills.  Full training will be
given on all aspects of safe procedure.  

Jim Goodchild

e-mail: jim.goodchild from syngenta.com

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