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Current jobs in the Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge.
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Research Assistant/Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

Fri, 05/07/2024 - 00:00

The Bartlett lab is relocating to the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University, and is searching for research assistants or associates to join our team.

The Bartlett lab studies the developmental and evolutionary processes underpinning plant diversity. We work to identify the genes that regulate plant development, describe the evolutionary histories of these genes, and connect molecular evolution to the evolution of plant form. Traits we focus on include the evolution of sex determination (Gallagher et al, 2023; Klein et al, 2022, and Subramaniam and Bartlett, 2024), and the evolution of floral organ elaborations called awns ( Schrager-Lavelle et al, 2017; Patterson et al, 2023, 2024). Floral sexuality and awns can be important in crop productivity. Thus, our work dissecting the mechanisms underpinning morphological diversification can have translational applications.

You will explore the molecular development and evolution of sex determination, or the development and evolution of awns. The precise direction of the project will depend on your expertise and interests. Whichever direction the project takes, you will explore morphological and molecular evolution using a range of techniques, including molecular biology, comparative anatomy and morphology, evolutionary genomics, phylogenetic comparative methods, quantitative phenotyping, and microscopy. You will have expertise in one or more of the experimental systems or techniques we use, with a willingness to gain expertise or collaborate in other areas. Foundations in molecular biology and plant developmental biology are required. We particularly welcome candidates with expertise in grass transformation. Proficiency in molecular cloning, genomics and bioinformatics, comparative anatomy and morphology, phylogenetic comparative methods, molecular evolution, or image analysis would also be valuable.

You will be an excellent team player, and excited about collaborating. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. You will have a track record of science communication, and have published in plant biology. You shall be fully involved in the research, including deciding the direction of your project with Dr Bartlett, leading publications, and presenting your work at conferences and seminars. You may also assist in supervising students.

Applicants must have or be close to obtaining a PhD in Plant Biology, Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, or related field. Where a PhD has yet to be awarded the appointment will initially be at Research Assistant level (Grade 5) and amended to Research Associate (Grade 7) upon the award of your PhD.

You must include a motivational letter with your application, stating which research direction you'd prefer to focus on (sex determination or awns), your research interests and expertise, and how they align with the lab's work. For more information, please consult the lab website (https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/bartlett-group), or contact Madelaine Bartlett via email at mb2705@cam.ac.uk.

The Laboratory provides a welcoming and collaborative environment with a wide-range of family-friendly benefits and development opportunities. More about the Sainsbury Laboratory and details of what the University offers to employees, can be found at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/

The post is available from October 2024.

The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Scientific enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Dr Bartlett at mb2705@cam.ac.uk.

For questions regarding the application process, please email HR@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PT42364 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 00:00

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in the group of Dr Alexander Jones at the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University.

The cellular dynamics of the plant hormones underpin plant development and environmental responses. The Jones group at SLCU have extensive experience in probing the functional relationships between hormones and plant developmental plasticity by engineering and deploying high-resolution biosensors in living plants. The next step is to perturb cellular hormone dynamics in living plants. We have made progress towards this goal by engineering Highlighter, an optogenetic gene expression switch for plants, and now we aim to use Highlighter and other switches to alter hormone enzyme and transporter expression dynamics with exquisite precision. This post will involve supporting the molecular cloning for a portfolio of cutting-edge transcriptional engineering and optimisation projects. The advanced gene expression switches that will be the output of this role will illuminate the functions of cellular and subcellular metabolite patterns in vivo.

For more information, please see a recent talk by Dr. Jones on YouTube (from 1hr30min to 2hrs of the video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLL-mJ7KaE&list=PLoARHFjEDBUWi7F6lLrY-3rseZfF1HX3) and consult the Jones team website (https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/jones-group).

Applicants must have or be close to obtaining a degree in Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Genetics, or related field. A solid foundation in molecular biology and in particular gene cloning is strictly required, alongside a willingness and ability to learn and work with new methodologies. We particularly welcome candidates with advanced knowledge of, and a proven track record in, any of the following cloning techniques and concepts: Golden-gate, MoClo, Golden-braid, Mobius, Phytobricks, Gateway, Multi-site Gateway, Error-prone PCR. Additional techniques that would be of added value are FACS, Sort-seq, plant protoplast transfection, Agrobacterium-mediated transient expression, and Arabidopsis thaliana transformation and husbandry. Proficiency in structural biology, plant developmental biology, synthetic biology, protein bioengineering, computational modelling, and confocal imaging and image analysis would also be valuable to the role, but are not essential.

The successful applicant will be an excellent team player, highly solution orientated and self-motivated. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, alongside the ability to work independently and with others, with a high degree of accuracy including outstanding record keeping. The Jones group is looking for a person keen to work in a highly collaborative set-up and enthusiastic to join our diverse and interdisciplinary team. Solid communication skills are required to interact with group members and other researchers at SLCU with different scientific backgrounds. Candidates should also demonstrate a history of science communication (e.g. presentations, outreach activities, teaching).

The Laboratory provides a welcoming and collaborative environment with a wide-range of family-friendly benefits and development opportunities. More about the Sainsbury Laboratory and details of what the University offers to employees, can be found at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/.

The post is available from September 2024.

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Scientific enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Dr Jones at alexander.jones@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

For questions regarding the application process, please email HR@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PT41981 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Research Assistant/Associate in Cellular Hormone Dynamics

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 00:00

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Research Associate position in the group of Dr Alexander Jones at the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University.

The cellular dynamics of the plant hormones underpin all aspects of plant development and environmental responses. The Jones group at SLCU has recently engineered a series of high affinity FRET biosensors to track such dynamics for gibberellin, abscisic acid, auxin and salicylic acid in high resolution.

This post will involve targeted deployment of these FRET biosensors to illuminate previously undetectable cellular and subcellular hormone patterns in vivo. The project's eventual aim will be aimed at gaining a mechanistic understanding of how and why hormone accumulations or depletions are modulated in space and time. The Jones group combines imaging of FRET biosensors with high-resolution genetic and biochemical perturbations to allow us to link signal integration upstream and program activation downstream of phytohormone cellular dynamics. We also collaborate with mathematicians to build multi-scale understanding of these complex and important signaling pathways.

For more information, please see a recent talk by Dr Jones on YouTube (from 1hr30min to 2hrs of the video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLL-mJ7KaE&list=PLoARHFjEDBUWi7F6lLrY-3rseZfF1HX3) and consult the Jones team website (https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/jones-group).

Applicants must have or be close to obtaining a PhD in Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Genetics, or related field. Where a PhD has yet to be awarded the appointment will initially be made at Research Assistant level (Grade 5) and amended to Research Associate (Grade 7) upon the award of PhD.

Foundations in molecular biology and confocal microscopy are also required, alongside a willingness and ability to learn and work with new methodologies. We particularly welcome candidates with advanced knowledge of, and a proven track record in, hormone biology. Proficiency in plant developmental biology, molecular cloning, synthetic biology, systems biology, computational modelling, and image analysis would also be valuable to the role.

The successful applicant will be an excellent team player, highly solution orientated and self-motivated. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, alongside the ability to work independently and with others, with a high degree of accuracy including outstanding record keeping. The Jones group is looking for a person keen to work in a highly collaborative set-up and enthusiastic to join our diverse and interdisciplinary team. Solid communication skills are required to interact with group members and other researchers at SLCU with different scientific backgrounds. Candidates should also demonstrate a history of science communication (e.g. presentations, outreach activities, teaching).

The Laboratory provides a welcoming and collaborative environment with a wide-range of family-friendly benefits and development opportunities. More about the Sainsbury Laboratory and details of what the University offers to employees, can be found at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/.

The post is available from September 2024.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Scientific enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Dr Jones at alexander.jones@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

For questions regarding the application process, please email HR@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PT41972 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Categories: Latest Jobs

Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 00:00

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in the group of Dr Alexander Jones at the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University.

The cellular dynamics of the plant hormones underpin plant development and environmental responses. The Jones group at SLCU have extensive experience in probing the functional relationships between hormones and plant developmental plasticity by engineering and deploying high-resolution biosensors in living plants. The next step is to perturb cellular hormone dynamics in living plants. We have made progress towards this goal by engineering Highlighter, an optogenetic gene expression switch for plants, and now we aim to use Highlighter and other switches to alter hormone enzyme and transporter expression dynamics with exquisite precision. This post will involve supporting the molecular cloning for a portfolio of cutting-edge transcriptional engineering and optimisation projects. The advanced gene expression switches that will be the output of this role will illuminate the functions of cellular and subcellular metabolite patterns in vivo.

For more information, please see a recent talk by Dr. Jones on YouTube (from 1hr30min to 2hrs of the video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLL-mJ7KaE&list=PLoARHFjEDBUWi7F6lLrY-3rseZfF1HX3) and consult the Jones team website (https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/jones-group).

Applicants must have or be close to obtaining a degree in Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Genetics, or related field. A solid foundation in molecular biology and in particular gene cloning is strictly required, alongside a willingness and ability to learn and work with new methodologies. We particularly welcome candidates with advanced knowledge of, and a proven track record in, any of the following cloning techniques and concepts: Golden-gate, MoClo, Golden-braid, Mobius, Phytobricks, Gateway, Multi-site Gateway, Error-prone PCR. Additional techniques that would be of added value are FACS, Sort-seq, plant protoplast transfection, Agrobacterium-mediated transient expression, and Arabidopsis thaliana transformation and husbandry. Proficiency in structural biology, plant developmental biology, synthetic biology, protein bioengineering, computational modelling, and confocal imaging and image analysis would also be valuable to the role, but are not essential.

The successful applicant will be an excellent team player, highly solution orientated and self-motivated. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, alongside the ability to work independently and with others, with a high degree of accuracy including outstanding record keeping. The Jones group is looking for a person keen to work in a highly collaborative set-up and enthusiastic to join our diverse and interdisciplinary team. Solid communication skills are required to interact with group members and other researchers at SLCU with different scientific backgrounds. Candidates should also demonstrate a history of science communication (e.g. presentations, outreach activities, teaching).

The Laboratory provides a welcoming and collaborative environment with a wide-range of family-friendly benefits and development opportunities. More about the Sainsbury Laboratory and details of what the University offers to employees, can be found at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/.

The post is available from September 2024.

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Scientific enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Dr Jones at alexander.jones@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

For questions regarding the application process, please email HR@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PT41981 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Categories: Latest Jobs

Research Assistant/Associate in Cellular Hormone Dynamics

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 00:00

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Research Associate position in the group of Dr Alexander Jones at the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University.

The cellular dynamics of the plant hormones underpin all aspects of plant development and environmental responses. The Jones group at SLCU has recently engineered a series of high affinity FRET biosensors to track such dynamics for gibberellin, abscisic acid, auxin and salicylic acid in high resolution.

This post will involve targeted deployment of these FRET biosensors to illuminate previously undetectable cellular and subcellular hormone patterns in vivo. The project's eventual aim will be aimed at gaining a mechanistic understanding of how and why hormone accumulations or depletions are modulated in space and time. The Jones group combines imaging of FRET biosensors with high-resolution genetic and biochemical perturbations to allow us to link signal integration upstream and program activation downstream of phytohormone cellular dynamics. We also collaborate with mathematicians to build multi-scale understanding of these complex and important signaling pathways.

For more information, please see a recent talk by Dr Jones on YouTube (from 1hr30min to 2hrs of the video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLL-mJ7KaE&list=PLoARHFjEDBUWi7F6lLrY-3rseZfF1HX3) and consult the Jones team website (https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/jones-group).

Applicants must have or be close to obtaining a PhD in Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Genetics, or related field. Where a PhD has yet to be awarded the appointment will initially be made at Research Assistant level (Grade 5) and amended to Research Associate (Grade 7) upon the award of PhD.

Foundations in molecular biology and confocal microscopy are also required, alongside a willingness and ability to learn and work with new methodologies. We particularly welcome candidates with advanced knowledge of, and a proven track record in, hormone biology. Proficiency in plant developmental biology, molecular cloning, synthetic biology, systems biology, computational modelling, and image analysis would also be valuable to the role.

The successful applicant will be an excellent team player, highly solution orientated and self-motivated. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, alongside the ability to work independently and with others, with a high degree of accuracy including outstanding record keeping. The Jones group is looking for a person keen to work in a highly collaborative set-up and enthusiastic to join our diverse and interdisciplinary team. Solid communication skills are required to interact with group members and other researchers at SLCU with different scientific backgrounds. Candidates should also demonstrate a history of science communication (e.g. presentations, outreach activities, teaching).

The Laboratory provides a welcoming and collaborative environment with a wide-range of family-friendly benefits and development opportunities. More about the Sainsbury Laboratory and details of what the University offers to employees, can be found at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/.

The post is available from September 2024.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Scientific enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Dr Jones at alexander.jones@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

For questions regarding the application process, please email HR@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PT41972 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Research Associate/Research Assistant - Plant Microbial Interactions

Fri, 24/05/2024 - 00:00

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate/Assistant position in the group of Dr Sebastian Schornack (www.schornacklab.net, twitter: @dromius) at the Sainsbury Laboratory (SLCU), Cambridge University, to study plant cell and developmental processes underpinning microbial colonisation.

Our lab studies how evolutionarily conserved plant cell & development processes shape interactions with beneficial and detrimental intracellular filamentous microbes and how microbes modulate such processes.

For this advertised project position, we are looking for a plant cell biologist with a strong interest in the model system Marchantia and comparative studies with flowering plants.

The aim of the project is to understand plant processes for barrier formation, cell- and tissue function etc which enable or restrict detrimental and beneficial filamentous microbes. The plant immune system or microbiological work with the microbe are not the focus of this study.

This research will build upon and expand on our research in Marchantia liverworts and vascular plants. As the successful candidate you will study Marchantia-microbe interactions and compare to processes in vascular plants. You will explore tissue and developmental context specific mechanisms and the underlying plant proteins to study the phenotypic consequences for plant microbe interactions and plant development. You will receive horticultural/technical assistance and will be able to collaborate with postdocs studying other aspects of plant-microbe interactions, plant cell biology and plant development. You will also benefit from established colonisation and imaging protocols, transgenic microbial and plant lines expressing reporter proteins.

You must have or be close to finishing a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., plant cell biology, plant development, plant-microbe interactions with a focus on plant processes, or related fields). Previous experience in plant cell biology or plant development is essential and experience in histology or plant cell wall biology is of advantage. Proficiency in standard molecular cloning (Gateway, GoldenGate) and quantitative PCR and RNAseq analysis is also required.

You will be fully involved in the research whilst also writing up your research work for presentation and publication. You may be required to assist in the supervision of student projects and deliver seminars relating to your research area.

Good communication skills are required because you will be working in a team and collaborating with other researchers at the institute as well as a larger, international team of researchers. You should ideally have published (including preprints on sites like Biorxiv) in the field of plant biology. You should have a track record of science communication (e.g., presentations, outreach activities, teaching).

The Laboratory provides a welcoming and collaborative environment with a wide-range of family-friendly benefits and development opportunities and is well connected to other plant research institutes such as the Department of Plant Sciences and the Crop Science Centre. More about the Sainsbury Laboratory, generic further information for the role and details of what the University offers to employees, can be found at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/.

It is critical that you include a motivational letter with your application, stating your future research interests and how they may align with the advertised project. If you have any questions, please contact Sebastian Schornack (via email or Twitter DM).

Where a PhD has yet to be awarded the appointment will initially be made at Research Assistant level and amended to Research Associate upon the award of PhD.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2.5 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Scientific enquiries should be directed to Dr Sebastian Schornack, sebastian.schornack@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

For questions regarding the application process, please email HR@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PT41826 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Research Associate/Research Assistant - Plant Microbial Interactions

Fri, 24/05/2024 - 00:00

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate/Assistant position in the group of Dr Sebastian Schornack (www.schornacklab.net, twitter: @dromius) at the Sainsbury Laboratory (SLCU), Cambridge University, to study plant cell and developmental processes underpinning microbial colonisation.

Our lab studies how evolutionarily conserved plant cell & development processes shape interactions with beneficial and detrimental intracellular filamentous microbes and how microbes modulate such processes.

For this advertised project position, we are looking for a plant cell biologist with a strong interest in the model system Marchantia and comparative studies with flowering plants.

The aim of the project is to understand plant processes for barrier formation, cell- and tissue function etc which enable or restrict detrimental and beneficial filamentous microbes. The plant immune system or microbiological work with the microbe are not the focus of this study.

This research will build upon and expand on our research in Marchantia liverworts and vascular plants. As the successful candidate you will study Marchantia-microbe interactions and compare to processes in vascular plants. You will explore tissue and developmental context specific mechanisms and the underlying plant proteins to study the phenotypic consequences for plant microbe interactions and plant development. You will receive horticultural/technical assistance and will be able to collaborate with postdocs studying other aspects of plant-microbe interactions, plant cell biology and plant development. You will also benefit from established colonisation and imaging protocols, transgenic microbial and plant lines expressing reporter proteins.

You must have or be close to finishing a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., plant cell biology, plant development, plant-microbe interactions with a focus on plant processes, or related fields). Previous experience in plant cell biology or plant development is essential and experience in histology or plant cell wall biology is of advantage. Proficiency in standard molecular cloning (Gateway, GoldenGate) and quantitative PCR and RNAseq analysis is also required.

You will be fully involved in the research whilst also writing up your research work for presentation and publication. You may be required to assist in the supervision of student projects and deliver seminars relating to your research area.

Good communication skills are required because you will be working in a team and collaborating with other researchers at the institute as well as a larger, international team of researchers. You should ideally have published (including preprints on sites like Biorxiv) in the field of plant biology. You should have a track record of science communication (e.g., presentations, outreach activities, teaching).

The Laboratory provides a welcoming and collaborative environment with a wide-range of family-friendly benefits and development opportunities and is well connected to other plant research institutes such as the Department of Plant Sciences and the Crop Science Centre. More about the Sainsbury Laboratory, generic further information for the role and details of what the University offers to employees, can be found at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/.

It is critical that you include a motivational letter with your application, stating your future research interests and how they may align with the advertised project. If you have any questions, please contact Sebastian Schornack (via email or Twitter DM).

Where a PhD has yet to be awarded the appointment will initially be made at Research Assistant level and amended to Research Associate upon the award of PhD.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2.5 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Scientific enquiries should be directed to Dr Sebastian Schornack, sebastian.schornack@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

For questions regarding the application process, please email HR@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PT41826 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Senior HR Coordinator

Thu, 02/05/2024 - 00:00

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a scientific research institute which focuses on plant developmental biology and computational modelling of plant development. It accommodates around 150 researchers, 30 professional staff and various visitors including students and other researchers.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Senior HR Coordinator to be responsible for the full range of HR services and to play a key role within the professional team that supports all operational aspects of running the Institute. The role requires regular interaction with a whole range of academics, staff, students and visitors.

The successful candidate will develop, implement and maintain an effective HR strategy to meet the Institute vision, and to ensure that the University HR policy and best practice are followed at all times.

Candidate should have a good HR working experience, ideally in Higher Education, including managing complex and sensitive personal issues. They should have excellent interpersonal, communication and organization skills with a positive, service-oriented, can-do attitude. They should be able to work independently as well as in a team, and have a pro-active approach to troubleshooting and problem-solving. Attention to detail and the ability to maintain confidentiality, operating with tact and discretion, are essential.

Candidates should be educated to a minimum of A-level (including GCSE English and Maths) and have a CIPD qualification level 5 or work toward the qualification.

The Institute is open to hybrid working, however there is an expectation that the postholder will be on-site for a minimum of three days per week.

The position is available immediately.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2026 in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For questions about this vacancy please email anne.crozat@slcu.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PT41528 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Fri, 26/04/2024 - 00:00

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in the group of Dr Madelaine Bartlett at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to support the university's reputation for excellence, join a newly-formed research team from its inception under the direction of an established PI of international reputation and work in a cutting-edge research institute.

Under the direct supervision of Dr Bartlett, the successful candidate will work independently on a research project focused on studying the genes that control the development and evolution of sex determination in grasses.

Additionally, the role holder will play a key role in establishing and supporting a new research group to ensure its smooth operation. Responsibilities include procuring and maintaining resources, implementing standard operating procedures, and establishing a brachypodium transformation program.

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in biological sciences. Practical experience of working in a plant sciences basic research environment is essential, as is experience of overseeing laboratory operations. Proficiency in Brachypodium transformation and genome editing techniques is required, alongside familiarity with the complete life cycle of maize. Experience in pest control is desirable, as is experience in teaching and mentoring students. Familiarity with advanced microscopy platforms (SEM, confocal) is also desirable.

The successful applicant will have strong organisational skills, alongside excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills. They will be able to work unsupervised and as part of a team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, with good IT skills and a high degree of precision and accuracy. Knowledge of relevant regulation and practice is desirable. The successful candidate will also be able to design and execute research projects, contribute to writing research papers and prepare and present research findings.

The Laboratory provides a welcoming and collaborative environment with a wide-range of family-friendly benefits and development opportunities. More about the Sainsbury Laboratory and details of what the University offers to employees can be found at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/.

The post is available from September 2024.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please quote reference PT41427 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Scientific enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Dr Anne Crozat at: anne.crozat@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Categories: Latest Jobs