Postdoctoral Researcher – Wheat Transcriptomics and Epigenomics

Earlham Institute

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Laboratory of Wilfried Haerty in the Organisms and Ecosystems Group at the Earlham Institute


The Haerty Group is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on a large scale BBSRC funded project to integrate epigenomic, transcriptomics and genomics data to characterise regulatory regions associated with traits of interest resistance, growth in bread wheat. The Haerty group uses comparative genomics and transcriptomes of model and non-model species to characterize functional sequences, study their evolution within and between species and investigate the impact of mutations within these regions on traits and disease.

The Role:

The post holder will be responsible for conducting bioinformatics analyses associated with the project. Data generated RNA-Seq, small RNA-Seq, methylation, ChIP-Seq from this study will be used to characterize regulatory regions in bread wheat and their importance for traits of interest such as spikelet growth and resistance to pathogens. The post holder will be required to work with relevant EI staff and with outside collaborators to carry out necessary research to meet key deliverables for the project. The post holder may also serve as a key technical resource to clarify issues, participate in analysis, and apply comprehensive knowledge to contribute to the completion of other research projects in the Haerty group.

The Ideal Candidate:

The successful applicant will ideally have a PhD in bioinformatics or population genomics or a related subject with experience of working on epigenomics and transcriptomics data and bioinformatics. Experience with NGS analysis RNA-Seq, ChIP Seq as well as scripting PERL / Python is essential. Experience with working on plant genomics clinical or low-input samples is highly desirable.

Additional Information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £30,750 to £37,750 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This post is for a contract of three years.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site or contact Human Resources, Norwich BioScience Institutes Partnership, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK, 01603 450462 quoting reference 1003285.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

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