Post-doctoral Research position

A postdoctoral position is available for 7 months from June 1st 2013 on an ERC-funded project to investigate the molecular basis of Arabidopsis coevolution with the generalist plant pathogen Albugo candida.  The successful applicant will work with a team to complete map-based cloning of several different Arabidopsis resistance genes against this pathogen.  Experience in Arabidopsis molecular genetics would be an advantage.

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


Candidates should be highly motivated individuals with a PhD degree together with a background in plant molecular biology, genetics or a closely related field. Salary will be within the UEA Research and Analogous staff Grade 7 scale at between £30,424 and £36,298 per annum.  Appointment level will reflect qualifications, skills, knowledge and achievements.  Applications will be review from 01st March 2013

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.

Ref NUMBER JJ02/2013                                                        Closing date: 20 March 2013


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