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Part-time Research Associate in Plant Hormone

Lancaster Environment Centre
Salary:   £27,831 to £32,236 pro rata
Closing Date:   Wednesday 13 February 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 21 February 2019
Reference:  A2568

Applications are invited for a British-Council-funded, part-time post-doctoral position within the project Field-based phytohormone phenotyping to select climate resilient cereal varieties. Your work will sample plant tissues at specific phenological stages at Peru-based field experiments, and analyse their phytohormone status at Lancaster. You will train visiting Peruvian early career scientists at Lancaster in techniques to measure plant and soil water status, plant physiological responses and phytohomone measurements.A primary mission to enhance the capacity of collaborating early career scientists to independently conduct their own research. You will present your research at project meetings and at national / international fora. 

You will work closely with the group of Prof. Dr. Luz Rayda Gomez-Pando at the  Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (Lima, Peru).  Project meetings will be timed to coincide with field campaigns in Peru. Owing to the rural nature of some of these sites, fluency in Spanish is essential to co-ordinate with field trial managers. 

The position is available to scientists with a PhD in plant sciences, with experience of working in both field and laboratory environments. 

LEC is committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in Higher Education and research.

This is a part time, fixed-term positon 0.4 fte for ten months effective immediately.

Informal enquiries to Professor Ian Dodd ( email: ) or Telephone  +44 1524 593809). 

Further details of his research can be found at:

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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