|Salary:||£36,386 to £42,155|
|Placed On:||8th February 2023|
|Closes:||13th March 2023|
Applications are invited for two postdoctoral researchers in plant molecular physiology and one specialist biochemistry technician within the Lancaster Photosynthesis team under the supervision of Prof Elizabete Carmo-Silva.
The project RIPE, funded by Gates Agricultural Innovations (part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), aims to end hunger worldwide by improving the complex process of photosynthesis to increase crop production. At Lancaster, we focus on improving the regulation of Rubisco and the thermal tolerance of carbon assimilation in the legume crops cowpea and soybean.
These three new positions will join an existing RIPE team consisting of PIs, research technicians and postgraduate students. The team works collaboratively to deliver the project milestones, advance knowledge on Rubisco and its regulation, and contribute to making cowpea and soybean more productive and climate resilient.
The ideal candidate for this research technician position will have a background in biochemistry and an interest in applying this to Rubisco and other proteins involved in the regulation of carbon assimilation and plant heat stress responses. With training and support, you will produce, extract, purify and measure the activity of Rubisco and its regulatory proteins. You will work collaboratively with the team and carry out biochemical analyses, including determination of activity and abundance of photosynthetic enzymes, using plant derived and recombinant proteins. You will contribute to experimental design and conduct experimental work for biochemical characterisation of novel cowpea and soybean germplasm. Experience with Rubisco biochemistry and/or recombinant protein production would be an advantage but are not requirements for the post.
You will join the collaborative and supportive Lancaster Photosynthesis team and have access to state-of-the-art resources, including a well-equipped lab for plant molecular biology and biochemistry work using ionising radiation, high-specification plant growth chambers, and the Lancaster High End Computing (HEC) Cluster. Professional development opportunities and training courses to broaden your expertise and skills will be encouraged and are covered by the project.
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For enquiries relating to this post, please contact:
Prof Elizabete Carmo-Silva firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Doug Orr email@example.com.
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