Research Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)
Applications are invited for a for a highly motivated post-doctoral research
associate to work on C4 photosynthesis.
Using natural variation to understand C4 photosynthesis
The successful applicant will join Professor Julian Hibberd's laboratory in
the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Using G.
gynandra as a model, the project will focus on using a mapping population
based on the MAGIC system to identify QTL controlling key C4 traits.
The position is available from January 2022. Successful candidates will have a
strong background in plant molecular biology, plant genetics and development
and use of mapping populations, in particular MAGIC. A PhD in a relevant area
(or having submitted a PhD by the time of appointment) is essential.
Experience with phenotyping, DNA and RNA work and plant growth are also
required. Information on the laboratory is available at hibberdlab.com.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 8 months in the first
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(DORA), the University of Cambridge does not use journal level metrics when
assessing the quality of research outputs. Applicants should not include
journal level metrics, such as the Journal Impact Factor, anywhere in their
application materials. Applicants should highlight a select subset of what
they consider to be their most important research outputs and provide a brief
narrative account of their significance.
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Department of Plant Sciences
19 November 2021
3 December 2021