Applications are invited for a 1-year postdoctoral position in the Hay lab
to study explosive pod shatter in Cardamine hirsuta. The position is
available immediately and the starting date is negotiable. The successful
candidate will use state-of-the-art high-speed image analysis to
characterize pod shatter in C. hirsuta. This empirical data will be used to
generate dynamic models of explosive pod shatter in collaboration with
researchers from the Flight Dynamics and Control Group in Zoology, the
Fluidics and Biocomplexity Group in Engineering, and the Centre for
Mathematical Biology here at Oxford. Proven research skills and expertise in
plant biology or a related field are essential, and the ability to work
creatively, co-operatively and independently, as part of a multidisciplinary
team is highly desirable. Further particulars may be downloaded from
http://www.plants.ox.ac.uk and are also available from the Administrator.
Informal enquiries about the project can be directed to
angela.hay from plants.ox.ac.uk.
Applications including curriculum vitae, name and contact details of two
referees and quoting post reference no. AP10016 are to be sent to the
Administrator at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford,
South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB or by email to recruit from plants.ox.ac.uk. The
closing date for applications is noon on Friday 1st October 2010.