|Salary:||£30,395 to £39,609 With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year.|
|Placed On:||17th April 2019|
|Closes:||31st May 2019|
Fixed Term – 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 a two 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellows to work in a JABBS-funded project under the umbrella of the Action Oak initiative. Reporting to group leaders Dr Luna-Diez and Dr Kettles, and BIFoR director Prof Nicola Spence, the post-holders will work towards maximising the oak tree defence capacity to provide broad-spectrum protection from pathogens.
This position will specifically explore the genetic, molecular and biochemical mechanisms of priming of defence in the resistance of oak trees against different pathogens. In addition, the fellow will study how environmental changes, in particular elevated CO2, alter the resistance response and how resistance mechanisms change with developmental stages.
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Closing date: 31 May 2019 Reference: 81151
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