DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Plant Molecular Biology

Location
Durham, United Kingdom
Salary
Grade 7 £33,797 - £35,845
Posted
Nov 01, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 22, 2019
Ref
021523
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Department : Department Of Biosciences

Position Type : Research

Grade 7 £33,797 - £35,845

Applications are invited for a PostDoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in Plant molecular Biology with a particular emphasis on Protein Modification systems. The research project aims to understand how an emerging protein modification, SUMOylation can be exploited to boost resistance against multiple environmental stresses. The PDRA must be experienced in plant biochemistry, in particular in proteomic methods for peptide and protein analysis including detection of protein post-translational modifications.

The successful applicant will be expected to use state of the art proteomics to identify SUMOylated target proteins in Arabidopsis during drought and salt stresses. The PDRA will validate these targets as controllers of drought and salt resistance mechanisms in Arabidopsis.

This post is full time and fixed term from 01 December 2019 until 30 November 2022.

Closes midday on : 22-Nov-2019