Pre-doctoral internship on the biochemical/structural characterization of effector proteins from the rice blast fungus

Closing Date: 26.04.2019 Reference ID: NT02/2019 Salary: £17,079

A pre-doctoral internship position is available within the research group of Professor Nick Talbot at The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, in close collaboration with Professor Mark Banfield from the John Innes Centre. The project aims to investigate the biochemical and structural characteristics of fungal effector proteins produced by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the team. The intern will receive professional training in a wide variety of techniques and skills including molecular cloning, heterologous gene expression, protein purification, analytical biochemistry, structural studies, and molecular plant pathology. Candidates are required to have obtained a BSc or MSc degree in Biological Sciences or Biochemistry. A strong interest in plant-microbe interactions and/or protein biochemistry is required. This internship offers invaluable work experience in two world leading laboratories in advance of starting a PhD program.

We offer a salary within the UEA technical staff scale grade 3 £17,079 PA. The internship will be up to a 12 months appointment.

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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 formal applications, quoting the reference number NT02/2019, either by e-mail to or by post to Kim Wood, HR Manager, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK

Closing date: 26th April 2019 – Applications will be reviewed from 15th April 2019.