Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Laboratory of Robert Sablowski in the Department Cell and Developmental Biology at the John Innes Centre.
The overall aim of the project is to use 3D, quantitative imaging of cell geometry and cell cycle progression in developing organs, combined with ChIP-Seq in synchronized organs, to reveal what are the growth-limiting cellular processes that are targeted during organ initiation and growth by key regulatory genes. For further details of the research group please see http://www.jic.ac.uk/STAFF/robert-sablowski/sablowski.htm.
A PhD in cell biology, development or molecular biology is required. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of scientific productivity and will combine rigorous and creative thought with attention to detail and ability to integrate their own project and results with knowledge from the relevant literature. Experience with confocal microscopy, image analysis and Arabidopsis genetics will be advantageous. Fine motor skills for microdissection and microscopy are also desirable.
We will be providing the job holder with opportunities to develop their technical and transferable skills during this assignment, by way of training programs, coaching and mentoring. Candidates who have up to three years postdoctoral experience will be appointed under the Postdoctoral Training Fellowship scheme http://www.jic.ac.uk/corporate/opportunities/PDTF.html.
Salary on appointment will be within the range £26,600 to £27,800 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.
For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site http://jobs.jic.ac.uk<http://jobs.jic.ac.uk/> or contact Human Resources, The Operations Centre, Norwich Bioscience Institutes, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK, 01603 450462 quoting reference 1002221. Informal enquiries can be sent directly to Robert Sablowski ([hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>).
The closing date for applications will be 29 April 2012
The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.