We are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to work on a suite of projects centred around plant and crop biochemistry and phytochemistry changes related to growth in controlled environment/vertical farming systems. This is a 3-year tenure track position (evaluation of continuation of post after 3 years), that aims to develop a systematic approach to the impact of controlled environments conditions on crop quality and nutritive value. The proposed research involves studying the interplay between growth system components (light wavelength recipes, nutrient mixes, substrate and hydroponic systems etc) and plant/crop biosynthetic pathways in a range of globally important fresh produce species.
The successful applicant will hold a PhD in a relevant subject, have demonstrated skills in crop biochemistry/phytochemistry, and evidence of major experience in using LC and GC-MS approaches. Experiential design and data analytical skills will be essential.
Main Purpose of Job
The post holder will carry out research aimed at elucidating the basis of changes in crops/plants, specifically fresh produce, chemistry and biochemistry in relation to the growing environment in controlled environment agriculture and vertical farming systems. The post holder will rapidly become embedded in, and ultimately lead research in, the JHI Flagship initiative, The Advanced Plant Growth Centre. This post will rely heavily on plant biochemistry and phytochemistry and the application of LC and GC-MS analytical approaches. The post holder will fit immediately into ongoing collaborative projects with leading vertical farming companies and more fundamental work funded through other sources.
Main duties of post holder
We will not consider the use of 3rd party recruitment agencies for the sourcing of candidates for this position.
The James Hutton Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
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The James Hutton Institute is Happy to Talk Flexible Working.
The James Hutton Institute combines strengths in crops, soils and land use and environmental research, and makes a major contribution to the understanding of key global issues, such as food, energy and environmental security, and developing and promoting effective technological and management solutions to these.
James Hutton (1726 – 1797) was a leading figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, an eighteenth century golden age of intellectual and scientific achievements centred on Edinburgh. He is internationally regarded as the founder of modern geology and one of the first scientists to describe the Earth as a living system. His thinking on natural selection influenced Charles Darwin in developing his theory of evolution.
|Placed On:||27th September 2021|
|Closes:||19th October 2021|
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