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Research Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Plant Sciences

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd November 2021
Closes: 3rd December 2021
Job Ref: PD29070

Applications are invited for a for a highly motivated post-doctoral research associate to work on C4 photosynthesis.

Using natural variation to understand C4 photosynthesis

The successful applicant will join Professor Julian Hibberd's laboratory in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Using G. gynandra as a model, the project will focus on using a mapping population based on the MAGIC system to identify QTL controlling key C4 traits.

The position is available from January 2022. Successful candidates will have a strong background in plant molecular biology, plant genetics and development and use of mapping populations, in particular MAGIC. A PhD in a relevant area (or having submitted a PhD by the time of appointment) is essential. Experience with phenotyping, DNA and RNA work and plant growth are also required. Information on the laboratory is available at hibberdlab.com. 

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 8 months in the first instance.

As a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), the University of Cambridge does not use journal level metrics when assessing the quality of research outputs. Applicants should not include journal level metrics, such as the Journal Impact Factor, anywhere in their application materials. Applicants should highlight a select subset of what they consider to be their most important research outputs and provide a brief narrative account of their significance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/32438.

Please notice that if you have not received any news from us 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Please quote reference PD29070 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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