|Salary:||£29,605 to £44,263 per annum|
|Placed On:||28th September 2023|
|Closes:||29th October 2023|
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate in Presymbiotic Signalling to work with Prof Uta Paszkowski at the Crop Science Centre, starting between 1 January and 1 February 2024.
The beneficial interaction of plants with endomycorrhizal fungi commences via mutual recognition in the rhizosphere. We recently identified a half-size ABCG transporter protein that conditions fungal invasion of the host root. Preliminary data suggest that the transproter is involved with modulating critical root exudates. However, as half-size ABCG transporters are known to homo- or heterodimerise, this project seeks to identify the transport partner or complex that mediates exudate release, and to determine its transport substrate. The projected work will involve biochemical and genetic approaches for transport partner identification and metabolomics to determine the bioactive exudate component. Applicants must have a solid background in plant biochemistry; available knowledge in plant metabolism and plant molecular genetics would be advantageous.
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The closing date for applications is 29 October 2023.
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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
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