Postdoctoral Researcher - LED for faster and better propagation (LED4FaB Roots) Full Time/Fixed term until 31 July 2026

Harper Adams University
May 22, 2024
Offerd Salary:£33,966 to £37,099
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Postdoctoral Researcher - LED for faster and better propagation (LED4FaB

Roots) Full Time/Fixed term until 31 July 2026

Agriculture & Environment Location: Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB

Salary: £33,966 to £37,099 per annum The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term - Fixed term up to 31 July 2026 Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 22 May 2024 Reference: JM-1450

Harper Adams University (HAU) is seeking to recruit a plant science researcher with an interest in applied crop systems, plant physiological and molecular methods and analysis. The position holder will take a leading role in a collaborative academic and industry partnership conducting research into utilising LED lighting in controlled environments to produce high value horticulture field crops with reduced energy inputs, increased quality and resilience to abiotic stress.

This project is based at HAU but will involve periods of time working with the commercial partners (G's, Tozer Seeds, Enza Zaden, Nunhems and CambridgeHOK) to deliver trials at G's propagation facilities near Ely, Cambridgeshire (https: // www.

The post holder will take the academic lead of plant physiology and molecular studies of plant growth and root system development in controlled environment and greenhouse facilities in response to LED light treatments (spectrum, irradiance, timing and duration) and subsequent plant performance in the field. They will also quantify expression of key rooting genes linked to light-responsive rooting traits under key lighting treatments to better understand the molecular basis of the trait in these crops.

A valid UK driving licence is essential for this post.

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion, please contact Prof Jim Monaghan via e-mail [email protected]

Application Procedure:

All applications should be completed and submitted using the Harper Adams e-Recruitment programme at https:// to be completed no later than midnight on Wednesday 22 May 2024.

Should you require any adjustments to complete your application for this role then please contact [email protected]

If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/or are seeking sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa in the UK, please follow this link https: // www. which contains further information about obtaining the right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa.

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