|Salary:||£30,395 to £39,609|
|Placed On:||17th April 2019|
|Closes:||31st May 2019|
FTC for up to 3 years
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395 to £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year.
The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) was established in 2013, thanks to a private donation, in order to address the fundamental issues that are challenging forests. The Institute works to address two major challenges: the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands, and the resilience of trees to invasive pests and pathogens.
As part of the BIFoR initiative, the University of Birmingham seeks to appoint Postdoctoral Research Fellows (posts 81150, 81151) to work in a JABBS-funded project under the umbrella of the Action Oak initiative. Reporting to group leaders Dr Kettles, Dr Luna-Diez and BIFoR director Prof Nicola Spence, the post-holders will work towards maximising oak tree defence capacity to provide broad-spectrum protection from pathogens.
This section of the JABBS-funded project aims to understand the role of immune sensors of the receptor-like protein (RLP), receptor-like kinase (RLK) and nucleotide-binding and leucine-rich repeat (NLR) classes to oak tree resistance against the bacterial complex associated with acute oak decline (AOD) and the oak powdery mildew (OPM) fungus. A significant part of the work will involve computational and statistical analysis of transcriptomic datasets generated from both mature oak trees and seedlings. The postholder will have access to resources and support of the BIFoR network and the BIFoR-FACE climate change experiment.
The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlined below.
Closing date: 31.5.2019
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