Research Associate (Fixed Term) in Department of Plant Sciences University of Cambridge, Department of Plant Sciences United Kingdom

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Spatial regulation of symbiosis signaling in rice.


Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate in Imaging Plant Interactions to work with Dr Uta Paszkowski. Based in central Cambridge in the Department of Plant Sciences the successful applicant should be able to start as soon as possible in 2019. The beneficial interaction of plants with endomycorrhizal fungi commences via mutual recognition in the rhizosphere. We recently identified an intracellular receptor complex that is required for perception of beneficial fungi by rice [Gutjahr, Gobbato et al., Science (2015) 350, 1521-1524]. The spatial regulation of the plant receptor is the focus of this study. The projected work will apply a variety of microscopic techniques including live-imaging combined with proteomics and biochemistry to decipher the molecular mechanism underpinning symbiont recognition in rice.


Applicants should have a PhD in field of cell signaling; available knowledge of plant laser scanning confocal microscopy and biochemistry would be advantageous.


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Please upload a CV and covering letter describing how you meet the post specifications. Contact Uta Paszkowski ( 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.


Please quote reference PD17552 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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