18 March 2012

Research Associate (Postdoc in Plant Biology) : Leicester, United Kingdom

Employer: University of Leicester
Location: Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Type: Research Associate
Posted: February 28, 2012
Expires: April 01, 2012
Requisition number: MBP00557

Research Associate (Postdoc in Plant Biology)
Salary: £31,020 to £35,938 Ref: MBP00557

At Leicester we´re going places. Ranked in the top 20 universities inBritain our aim is to climb further. A commitment to high quality fused with an inclusive academic culture is our hallmark and led the Times Higher Education to describe us as "elite without being elitist".

A BBSRC-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately for a strongly motivated individual to study mechanisms of chloroplast protein transport in the model plant, Arabidopsis thaliana. Novel nuclear mutations that affect the efficiency of chloroplast protein import were identified in earlier work, using a forward-genetic screen for extragenic suppressors of the well-characterized chloroplast protein import mutation, tic40. More recently, the SUPPRESSOR OF TIC40 (STIC) genes were identified by map-based cloning. This project aims to characterise the functions of the STIC proteins in detail, and to elucidate how they influence import efficiency. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and a strong background in a relevant discipline.
Experience of molecular cell biology research will be essential, and experience of research on Arabidopsis and/or organelle biology will be highly desirable.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Paul Jarvis on rpj3@le.ac.uk or 0116 223 1296. Information on the laboratory where the project will take place is available online: http://www.le.ac.uk/bl/rpj3/homepage.html

For further information and to apply online please visit www.le.ac.uk/joinus

The closing date for this post is midnight on Sunday 1st April 2012.

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