|Salary:||£34,980 to £44,263|
|Placed On:||26th September 2023|
|Closes:||22nd October 2023|
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £34,980 to £44,263 with potential progression once in post to £46,974
Contract Type: Fixed Term contract up to January 2027
The Gibbs and Sanchez-Moran labs in the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham are looking for a Research Fellow to join in early 2024. The Researcher will work on the BBSRC-funded project “MEIAD: Investigating roles for meiosis associated degradation during meiotic recombination in plants”. This project aims to use complementary genetic, molecular cytogenetic & protein biochemistry approaches to investigate the role of the ubiquitin proteasome system in regulating crossover (CO) determination and homologous recombination during plant (Arabidopsis) meiosis. The MEIAD project will therefore uncover how two major cellular processes - recombination & proteasomal degradation - interact to influence genetic inheritance in plants, providing a framework for understanding this critical process that could be targeted for manipulating recombination in diverse species.
Working alongside a second Research Fellow with expertise in molecular cytogenetics, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
The Researcher will be based in the Plant Science & Food Security theme within the School of Biosciences. The School of Biosciences hosts >60 research groups working on various aspects of plant and microbial science. The candidate will have the opportunity to assist with supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD (or one near to completion) in the area of molecular plant biology and/or protein biochemistry. Prior demonstration of working with proteins (e.g., Western blotting, immunoprecipitation) is required, and experience of working with Arabidopsis, studying post-translational protein modifications and/or using mass-spec-based proteomics approaches is desirable. Ideally, the candidate will have demonstrated writing ability through previous publication(s) in high-quality journals, though this is not prerequisite.
Faculty webpages (Gibbs: https://research.birmingham.ac.uk/en/persons/daniel-gibbs; Sanchez-Moran: https://research.birmingham.ac.uk/en/persons/eugenio-sanchez-moran).
School of Biosciences (https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/biosciences/index.aspx)
Information on Birmingham (https://visitbirmingham.com/)
Informal enquires can be made to Daniel Gibbs, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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