Lecturer in Applied Plant Molecular Biology
Newcastle University - Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering
Closes: 30th June 2016
The School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development wishes to appoint
a lecturer in Applied Plant Molecular Biology to conduct strategic and
adaptive research and associated teaching.
Working with a newly appointed Professor of Molecular Agri-diagnostics,
you will undertake research that addresses current and emerging
challenges facing plant production related to sustainability, food
security, profitability, and climate change.
Supported by its two farms, the school is developing innovative and
multidisciplinary approaches to precision agriculture. As such, we are
particularly interested in candidates who can translate molecular and
cellular level insight into plant growth and development into
You should have a strong record of research in one or more of the
following areas of plant science:
> molecular biology
> responses to the environment
> surveillance and signalling
> cell wall biology
> polysaccharide biosynthesis, modification and degradation
You should also have been awarded a PhD in plant science, molecular
biology or biochemistry. This is a key role in the School, linking to
our wider portfolio of interests encompassing crop and livestock
research, rural development, food science and health. The School prides
itself in its interdisciplinary approach and applicants open to working
with both natural and social scientists are particularly welcome.
For any informal enquiries please contact Professor Robert Edwards. Tel:
(0)191 208 6869 or email: Robert.edwards from ncl.ac.uk
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