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Postdoctoral researcher - plant defence against fungal pathogens

Postdoctoral researcher - plant defence against fungal pathogens

John Innes Centre, United Kingdom

 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the laboratory of Dr Christine Faulkner at the John Innes Centre, to conduct research on how cell-to-cell signalling contributes to plant defence against fungal pathogens.

The successful candidate will join a large research project to conduct innovative research to identify and characterise the signals and immune responses that spread from cell-to-cell via the symplast following localised perception of a pathogen. They will use a combination of gene expression and metabolomic analysis, as well as cell biology and genetic approaches to generate data and formulate new hypotheses regarding how cell-to-cell communication underpins plant immune responses.

Candidates are expected to have a PhD (full award or expected within 6 months) or equivalent in Biological Sciences, skills and experience in live cell imaging, molecular biology, and gene expression analysis. Experience in plant-pathogen interactions, plant cell biology, metabolomics or cell-to-cell communication would be an advantage. The candidate must be highly motivated, be able to reason critically, and have both good organisational and communication skills.

 

More information to be found here

Location: 
John Innes Centre, UK
Deadline: 
16/04/2017

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