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Research Associate in Plant System Biology – Group Locke

Sainsbury Laboratory

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 12th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £32,816-£40,322
  • REF: PT25556
  • Closes: 07th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr James Locke at the Sainsbury Laboratory, to carry out fundamental research in the field of plant systems biology. The project will focus on using microscopy and luciferase imaging to reveal how the plant clock is coordinated during plant development. The project requires both experimental and quantitative skills.

Applicants must have a PhD in Plant Development, Systems Biology, Biology, Physics, or related field and have expertise in experimental plant biology, preferably with some experience of modelling regulatory networks.

Successful candidates will have skills in Arabidopsis genetics, tissue culture, gene expression assays, and single cell time-lapse microscopy. Experience with image analysis using MATLAB or an equivalent software package will also be important. It is also desirable if the candidate has experience working with gene regulatory network models. Publications in the field of plant or systems biology are required.

Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will need to work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers in the Institute. Candidates should also demonstrate a history of science communication (e.g. presentations, outreach activities, teaching).

Information about the Sainsbury Laboratory and the generic further particulars for the role can be found at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/

Informal scientific enquiries should be directed to Dr Locke at: James.Locke@slcu.cam.ac.uk

The post is available immediately.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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