Research Associate in Single Cell Analysis (Fixed Term)
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2.5 years in the first
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate in Single Cell
Analysis to work with Prof Uta Paszkowski at the Crop Science Centre, starting
in January 2022
The Crop Science Centre which opened in October 2020 benefits from the diverse
skills and expertise of the University of Cambridge and NIAB, providing an
environment for research excellence in crops, with the drive and expertise for
scientific translation to address real-world problems.
Intimate association of plant root systems with beneficial fungi, like
arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), can improve resilience to water deficit.
The relationship between the symbiont and the host root is mutually beneficial
with the fungus delivering minerals and water to the plant, and the plant
feeding the fungus with organic carbon. These mutual exchanges happen within
specific cells and result in overall promotion of plant growth. There is
insufficient understanding of the molecular interactions that give rise to
these productive plant activities. In this project, we wish to identify
conserved networks that promote plant growth at cellular resolution in rice.
The projected work will involve a high-resolution metagenomics approach
combined with functional validation in rice. Applicants must have a solid
background in plant molecular genetics; available knowledge in basic
bioinformatics, would be advantageous.
We welcome candidates with a good track record in research and/or impact, who
are excited to join a dynamic team of scientists driven to use foundational
understanding of plants for the betterment of agriculture.
Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Uta
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Research Associate Further Particulars
Department of Plant Sciences
15 September 2021
10 October 2021