Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed-term) in Plant & Crop Sciences University of Nottingham, Plant & Crop Sciences United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed-term)


Reference
SCI286419


Closing Date
Thursday, 12th September 2019


Job Type
Research


Department
Plant & Crop Sciences


Salary
£27025 to £39609 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,395 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance


The University of Nottingham is inviting applications for a Research Associate/Fellow to join the Pollen Development group based at Sutton Bonington. The researcher will work as part of a team to understand the process of reproduction in higher plants, in wheat and barley. This project is a UKRI-BBSRC LINK project, which will be carried out in collaboration with Plant Breeding companies, KWS, Limagrain, RAGT and Secobra, and AHDB.

 

The successful candidate will join a dynamic team working on pollen and anther development in a variety of crops. Control of fertility and successful reproduction is key to grain set and thus crop yield in cereals. This programme will provide greater understanding of pollen development in cereals towards controlling wheat fertility, but also by identifying traits for enhanced pollen production and viability, particularly under environmental stress. By investigating the mechanisms behind these traits and by generating tools for breeding and selection, effective breeding to increase crop productivity and resilience will be realised.

 

Candidates must have, or be close to completion of, a PhD in Biology, Plant Sciences or Molecular Genetics.

 

Proven experience in plant molecular biology, bioinformatics and the ability to generate manuscripts from research are essential requirements for the post.

 

Applicants must be computer literate in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and in the use of standard computing tools for molecular biology.

 

This post is available immediately and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 30 September 2020 on a BBSRC-funded project. Hours of work are full-time, however job share arrangements may be considered.

 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Z Wilson, tel: +44 (0)115 951 3235 or email: zoe.wilson@nottingham.ac.uk. Further information can also be obtained from http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/biosciences/divisions/plantcrop/people/zoe.wilson Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

 

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

 

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