Postdoctoral Researcher

    • Application Deadline
      13 February 2023
      (application date has expired)
    • Job Salary
      £33,050 to £40,750 per annum depending on qualifications and experience
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    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Salary: £33,050 - £40,750 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.
    Contract: 2 years, full time
    Location: John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK.
    Closing date: 13 February 2023
    Reference: 1004391

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Charpentier Group at the John Innes Centre, working on cutting-edge science in the field of Cell and Developmental Biology.

    About the John Innes Centre:

    The John Innes Centre is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant and microbial sciences. We nurture a creative, curiosity-led approach to answering fundamental questions in bioscience, and translate that knowledge into societal benefits. Our strategic vision, Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Healthy Planet, sets out our ambitious long-term goals for the game changing impact of our science globally.

    Our employees enjoy access to state-of-the-art technology and a diverse range of specialist training opportunities, including support for leadership and management. Click here to find out more about working at the John Innes Centre.

    About the Charpentier Group:

    The Charpentier lab focus on understanding the signalling network controlling endosymbiotic interactions between soil microbes and crops to achieve higher crop yields with less fertilizers use.

    The role:

    The overall aim of the project is to characterize a key novel signalling process that enables arbuscular mycorrhiza and nitrogen fixing bacteria to colonize plants. This research will expand on our recent discovery of a novel positive regulator of
    endosymbiosis signalling.

    The successful applicant will be able to creatively explore the function of this regulator at the interface of both arbuscular mycorrhiza and nitrogen fixing bacteria colonization. The Postdoctoral Researcher will benefit from a highly interdisciplinary and international environment, with outstanding institutional support. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop their grant writing and leadership skills via workshops, as well as technical skills in cell biology and crystallography.

    The ideal candidate:

    The post holder will possess a PhD (full award or expected within 6 months) in either Plant microbe interactions, Plant signalling or Plant proteomics. Previous experience in standard molecular technics (e.g. GoldenGate, genome editing) and proteomics (e.g. co-IP, LC-MS/MS, ITC) is essential, proficiency in microscopy analysis is also desirable.

    The post holder will assist in the supervision of students, deliver seminars, and be involved in writing up research. Good communication and writing skills are essential.
    Additional information:

    Interviews will be held on 2 March 2023.

    For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450814 or [email protected] quoting reference 1004391.

    Please include a short covering letter with your application explaining your motivation and interest to join the lab to work on signalling mechanism of root legume endosymbiosis.

    For informal enquires please email Dr Myriam Charpentier directly for further information on [email protected]

    We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity. As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. We are proud to hold a prestigious Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our inclusive culture, commitment and good practices towards advancing of gender equality. We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family friendly workplace. The Institute is also a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

    The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

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