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Research Associate - Transgenerational responses to stress

Lancaster Environment Centre
Salary:   £25,759 to £29,837
Closing Date:   Thursday 13 February 2014
Interview Date:   Friday 28 February 2014
Reference:  A866

You will join a project to investigate the mechanistic basis for transgenerational inheritance of immune priming in plants, focussing on epigenetic pathways such as siRNAs and DNA methylation. The post is based in the laboratory of Mike Roberts at Lancaster and is in collaboration with Jurriaan Ton at the University of Sheffield.  The key publication outlining the background to the project is Luna et al., 2012 (Plant Physiology 158: 844-853).

You should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in molecular biology or related discipline, with a strong background in epigenetics or plant defence. You will be familiar with the assessment of plant stress resistance phenotypes and/or molecular biology techniques (experience in next generation sequencing approaches is desirable). You will also be willing to engage in both internal and external collaborations.

This is a fixed term appointment for 3 years.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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