Post-doctoral Research position

An 18 month post-doctoral position is available in the group of Professor Jonathan Jones.   This project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration project.  The purpose is to develop novel CrispR-based genome editing methods that will elevate mutation rates in plant disease resistance genes. Methods will be developed and mutation rates assessed in Arabidopsis, with the aim of applying optimized methods to rust resistance loci in wheat.  Experience of or interest in DNA repair would be advantageous.

The Sainsbury Laboratory, a world leader in plant science, is a charitable company of ~80 research scientists and support staff.  We are based on the Norwich Research Park and closely linked to the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, University of East Anglia and the John Innes Centre.For more information, visit

Salary will be within the UEA Research and Analogous staff Grade 1A scale at between £30,424 and £36,298 pa; the appointment level will reflect qualifications, skills, knowledge and achievements.  The position is offered for 18 months.

Candidates should be highly motivated individuals with a PhD degree in Molecular Biology.

Applicants should provide a CV, including the names and contact details of two referees, and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria.  Please send formal applications, quoting the reference number below, either by e-mail to or by post to Kim Blanchflower, HR Manager, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich  NR4 7UH, UK.

Position open until filled


Ref NUMBER JJ01/2013                                                        


PDF Version Here