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Postdoctoral researcher - nitrogen regulation in nitrogen fixing bacteria

Postdoctoral researcher - nitrogen regulation in nitrogen fixing bacteria

John Innes Centre, United Kingdom


Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work in the group of Professor Ray Dixon FRS at the John Innes Centre.

The major aim of this project, supported by the Newton Fund, is to exploit current knowledge of nitrogen regulation in nitrogen fixing bacteria to engineer strains, which excrete ammonium to benefit crop growth. The post holder will design engineered bacteria with enhanced nitrogen fixation in which the process of ammonia biosynthesis by nitrogenase is uncoupled from its assimilation, thus enabling export of surplus fixed nitrogen. The post holder will join a network of UK and Indian researchers working closely together as a Virtual Joint Centre to develop innovative technologies to increase crop productivity in India, utilising diazotrophic bacteria as a source of fixed nitrogen. Further details of the Dixon group can be found at:

The successful candidate will be an exceptional scientist who has, or expects to soon receive, a PhD in microbiology, biochemistry or a related discipline. The post holder will have a proven track record in prokaryotic gene regulation and ideally will have expertise in both bacterial genetics and synthetic biology. We are looking for a self-motivated and creative individual, who can collaborate effectively as part of a team, but can also work independently to contribute new ideas.  The successful candidate must be available to travel to meetings and for short visits to collaborating laboratories in India.


More information to be found here

John Innes Centre, UK

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