A Research Associate/Fellow is required to undertake research as part of a BBSRC-funded grant: “Discovering novel components and mechanisms of plant oxygen-sensing” The successful applicant will use genetical, biochemical and physiological approaches in combination with Mass Spectrometry to understand the biochemical basis of oxygen-sensing in plants and its physiological consequences.

This exciting project is a collaboration between biologists and chemists, it builds directly on our previous work identifying and characterising the molecular mechanism of oxygen-sensing in plants though the N-degron pathway of targeted proteolysis (eg. Gibbs et al Nature 2011, Abbas et al Current Biology 2015, Abbas et al Nature 2022).

Applicants must have, or expect to soon obtain, a PhD in Plant biology/Biochemistry/Genetics or related biological science, with an interest in working as part of a team.  The post is offered on a full time (36.25 hours per week) fixed term contract, available from 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, until 31 August 2025. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Mike Holdsworth: michael.holdsworth@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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Biosciences, Plant & Crop Sciences

Location: Sutton Bonington
Salary: £28,762 to £34,308 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £32348 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Closing Date: Tuesday 07 February 2023
Reference: SCI567222

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