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Postdoc Position at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge, UK has an opening postdoctoral researcher position in molecular biology. The initial contract for this position is 3 years. Candidates are welcome before December 07, 2018.

A 3 year BBSRC-funded postdoctoral research position is available in the Henderson Laboratory in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

The successful applicant will perform experiments to harness the potential of HEI10 to act as a master switch to increase meiotic recombination levels in plant genomes. The project has three specific aims; 1. Optimise timing and expression level of HEI10 using promoter variants. 2. Analyse HEI10 binding to the genome using chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP). 3. Transform tomato with HEI10 transgenes and test for elevated recombination.

The applicant should have a PhD in a relevant area, including genetics, genomics, cell biology, molecular biology, recombination, epigenetics, meiosis or chromosome biology. You should be highly motivated and capable of working independently and in a team. You should have excellent record keeping, planning and communication skills. Experience of plant genetics is desirable, or genetic analysis in other model species. Competency with bioinformatics data analysis and experience with next generation sequencing is desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Please upload a CV and covering letter describing how you meet the post specifications. Contact Del Hawtin (jobs@plantsci.cam.ac.uk) if you have any queries. If you do not receive a response from us one month after the closing date you should consider that your application has not been successful this time.


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