Two Post-doctoral Positions, Jones Group

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Two postdoctoral positions are available in the group of Professor Jonathan Jones on a BBSRC-funded project to investigate the non-host resistance of Solanum americanum to the potato late blight pathogen, Phytophthora infestans.

Experience in plant molecular genetics and genomics, in investigating genetic variation for effector recognition using transient expression, and in evaluating genetic variation for plant disease resistance would be an advantage.

Applicants will be educated to PhD level or working towards completing a PhD.

The posts are offered on a 2 year basis subject to successful completion of a 6 month probationary term.

Salary on appointment will be within the UEA Research and Analogous Salary Scale, Grade 7 at between £34,304 to £40,927. Apointment level will depend on qualifications, skills, knowledge and achievements of the successful candidate.

The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) is a world leader in plant and microbial science that is dedicated to making fundamental discoveries in the science of plant-microbe interactions. TSL has expanded its scientific mission not only to continue providing fundamental biological insights into plant-pathogen interactions, but also to deliver novel, genomics-based solutions that will significantly reduce losses from major crop diseases, especially in developing countries.

We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge, 30 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.

We are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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. Please send formal applications, quoting the reference JJ01/2022.