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Senior Research Fellow - Plant Molecular Biology (fixed term)

Reference
SCI418517
Closing Date
Wednesday, 21st February 2018
Job Type
Research & Teaching
Department
School of Bioscience, Sutton Bonington Campus
Salary
£38833 to £47722 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The purpose of this role will be to lead and deliver individual and collaborative research in the area of plant science, and make a contribution to the direction of research programmes in the School of Bioscience. The role holder will lead a project to investigate the regulation in tetraploid A. thaliana accessions to elucidate how Whole Genome Duplication events contribute to the plants enhanced fitness under salt stress and increased K accumulation. The project will be aimed at identifying factors which play a role in the tolerance of tetraploid accession to salt stress.

The role will be responsible for generating new intellectual understanding/knowledge through the application of knowledge and for developing ideas for application of research outcomes.

The post holder will sustain and pursue a research plan in molecular plant science, and will develop new concepts and ideas. Where appropriate, they will develop and win support for innovative research development proposals and funding bids.

This full-time post will be offered on a fixed term contract until 30 November 2018. Job share arrangements may be considered for this post.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Simon Ridgway, tel: 0115 951 6504 Or email simon.ridgway@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.