Postdoctoral position to identify novel resistance sources effective against major corn diseases

Closing Date: 02.04.2019 Reference ID: KW02/2019 Salary: £33,199 - £39,609

A postdoctoral position is available to join ongoing projects in the 2Blades group in the team of Kamil Witek at The Sainsbury Laboratory. Using state-of-the-art techniques, you will be involved in the identification of genetic solutions to increase corn resistance towards fungal pathogens in collaboration with industry. We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic candidate, capable of independent research who will contribute to a collaborative, multi-disciplinary and international team.

Candidates should be highly motivated individuals interested in plant pathology and will want to see their research reach a practical application. Previous work on plant/pathogen interactions is desirable but not required. Experience in protein extraction from microbial cultures and advanced protein purification (e.g. FPLC) is required. Experience in bioinformatic analysis would be highly advantageous.

Applicants must possess excellent writing and communication skills in English and be educated to PhD level or working towards completing a PhD.

The salary will be within the UEA Research and Analogous Staff Grade 7 scale at between £33,199 and £39,609 pa; however, the appointment level will reflect qualifications, skills, knowledge and achievements. The position is available for two years in the first instance with possibility for extension.

Applicants should provide a CV, including the names and contact details of two or more referees, and a covering letter of no more than one A4 addressing the selection criteria. Applications may be submitted online using the ‘Apply’ button below. Alternatively, please send applications, quoting the reference KW02/2019 either by e-mail to or by post to Lynda Barnes HR Advisor, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK.