Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Interaction of microbes with plant roots

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

July 15, 2022


Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Interaction of microbes with plant roots

Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Engineering synthetic signaling between plants and microbes, for 6 months. The supporting grant is held by Professor Phil Poole and the work is to be conducted in his lab in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RB.

We study how bacteria associate with plant roots. The successful candidate will use RNAseq and proteomics to study the signalling pathway between plants and microbes. You will join a large multidisciplinary group working on understanding bacterial root colonisation and microbiome function, regulation of N2 fixation and the use of synthetic biology to engineer plant microbe interactions.

The postholder should have Experience of: Proteomics, molecular biology; bacterial genetics; microbiology and/or plant biology, biochemistry. High motivation with intellectual curiosity and rigour. Relevant PhD or equivalent, or be close to completion, and publication record. Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks. Ability to assimilate and evaluate the relevant literature and its implications. Willingness and ability to communicate with colleagues and to assist their work. Social responsibility in the laboratory. Statistical and data analysis skills. Ability to present data to colleagues and non-specialist audiences. Desirable: Ability to write effective scientific papers. Advanced experience in synthetic biology .

See further particulars for more detailed selection criteria.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 15th July 2022.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Poole at also see www.

Excellent benefits include 38 days' leave. A full-time position, 37.5 hours per week.

Contact Person : Recruitment Administrator Vacancy ID : 158166 Contact Phone : 01865 275000 Closing Date & Time : 15-Jul-2022 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : Salary (£) : £33,309 - £40,927 p.a.

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