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Research Associates or Postdoctoral Researchers in Plant Abiotic Stress Biology

Henan University - Key Laboratory of Plant Stress Biology, State Key Laboratory of Cotton Biology, School of Life Sciences

Location: Kaifeng, Henan, China
Closes: Open until filled
Campus: JinMing Campus

Job Summary

We are looking for two-three Research Associates or Postdoctoral Researchers to join Dr. Yingfang Zhu’s (Plant Abiotic Stress Biology) group in Henan University, Kaifeng China. Our research focuses on understanding the genetic basis for plant resistance to drought and extreme temperature, and identifying new components involved in ABA signaling pathway in Arabidopsis and tomato.

Duties and responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for performing molecular characterization of candidate genes discovered from our GWAS and multi-omics analysis, investigating the regulatory networks of the candidate genes in modulating the responses to diverse abiotic stresses. You will also be responsible for genome editing, plant transformation and tissue culture, molecular cloning, protein purification, etc.   

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in life sciences or related discipline
  • Published record of quality research in relevant fields (e.g. genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, hormone and/or stress signaling)
  • Experience with Arabidopsis or another plant model system
  • Experience performing assays such as RT-qPCR, transcriptomics, proteomics, immunoprecipitation, promoter:luciferase assays, hormone and drought response phenotyping, western blot, protein-protein interactions.
  • Commitment to an inclusive climate that supports diversity and enables honest and respectful exchange of ideas

Further Information

This position is full time and for a fixed term of two years in the first instance.

Should you have any queries please contact: Dr. Yingfang Zhu-

Location: Henan, Kaifeng - China
Salary: ¥250,000 +
£27,915.50 + converted salary* per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th March 2019
Expires: 27th May 2019
Job Ref: Plant Biology
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